Morocco seeks partners as first phase of gas plan emerges

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Issue 302 - 12 Jun 2015 | 6 minute read

New details have emerged of the Moroccan government’s ambitious project to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) and develop six combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants with combined 6.3GW capacity, whose launch has been promised by energy minister Abdelkader Amara for some months. The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment is expected to launch tenders for legal, technical and financial consultants “in a few weeks” to support the plan’s estimated $5bn first phase, which will make natural gas a key component in the wider energy mix, delegates at the AiX:Gas conference in London heard on 28 May.

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