A consortium consisting of Mitsui and Daewoo E&C has secured a $1.1bn contract from Jorf Lasfar Energy for the construction of a 700MW coal-fired power plant in Morocco.

Under the engineering, procurement and construction contract, the consortium will build two units each with a gross capacity of 350MW at Jorf Lasfar power plant site near El Jadida.

A flue-gas desulfurisation system will also be installed in the power plant.

Units 5 and 6 are expected to start commercial operations by December 2013 and April 2014 respectively.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will supply steam turbines for the plant while IHI Corp will supply boilers and Korea will provide engineering and construction works.