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November 26, 2021

Tarfaya, Morocco

By Carmen

Tarfaya is a 301.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 301.3 301.3 Active Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco Engie; Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy; Nareva Holding

Description

The project was developed by Engie, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy and Nareva Holding. The project is co-owned by Engie and Nareva Holding, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

The project generates 1,018GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 1,500,000 households, offsetting 900,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $559.449m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2014.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Office National de l’Electricite et de l’Eau Potable under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.072kWh for a period of 20 years, starting from 2014. The contracted capacity is 301.3MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 131 units of SWT-2.3-101 turbines, each with 2.3MW nameplate capacity.

About Engie

Engie SA (Engie) is an electric utility. It generates electricity using natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, biomass and solar sources, and trades and sells that energy; supplies, distributes, trades and sells natural gas; and offers a comprehensive range of services related to the energy-efficiency. The company operates urban heating and cooling networks, and provides facility management, and other technical and management services. Engie serves customers in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. It operates conventional and renewable facilities and has interests in various projects under development and construction stages across the world. Engie is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

About Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen), formerly Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, is engaged in generation of renewable energy. The company offers services which include identifying, designing, and scheduling electrical generation units; site prospection; project structuring; operation and maintenance of power plants. It is engaged in hydro energy, wind energy and solar energy projects. Its project portfolio includes Step Abdelmoumen, Ait Messoud, Step Afourer, Hassan I, Boujdour, Noor Ouarzazate I and Noor Laayoune. The organization partners with the German cooperation and the University Abdelmalek Essaadi to offer skill development activities in the field of green technology and sustainable development. Masen is headquartered in Rabat, Rabat-Sale, Morocco

About Nareva Holding

Nareva Holding SA (Nareva Holding), a subsidiary of Societe Nationale d’Investissement S.A. is an energy company. It operates multiple wind farm projects. The company also carries out the construction of coal-powered electricity generation units. Nareva Holding is headquartered in Casablanca, Morocco.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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