NOORo II 200MW and NOOro III 150MW concentrated solar power plants.
MASEN (Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy) awarded a contract to ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabian electricity company, and Sener JVto develop NOORo II, a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant parabolic trough project with a capacity of 200MW, and NOORo III, a CSP solar project with a capacity of 150MW.
The two projects are part of the NOOR PV I, a state run programme to develop three photovoltaic power plants, one of which is already operational.
African Development Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Clean Technology Fund, European Commission, European Investment Bank, KfW Bankengruppe, World Bank are providing funding for the projects.
MASEN purchased power under a 25-year power purchase agreements from the project companies.
MASEN owns a 25% stake in NOORo II and NOORo III.
Rani Mehta - Journalist
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