Chinese turbine manufacturer Goldwind is also present as part of a Portuguese-led syndicate (see table below), as is Clipper Windpower, which is currently up for sale by owner UTC.
The tender, which was launched in January by Moroccan state utility ONE, is for the "development, design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance" of up to 850MW split between five sites, to be completed by 2020.
The regional breakdown is: Tangiers (150MW), Tiskrad (300MW), Boujdour (100MW), Midelt (100MW) and Jbel Lhadid (200MW).*
The projects are to be built on a build, own, operate and transfer basis as public-private partnerships with ONE, the Energy Investment Company and the Hassan II Fund for Economic & Social Development, all state-owned.
The results of the pre-qualification round will be announced in the autumn and the main tender launched by the end of the year, according to ONE. The aim is to procure more renewable energy and also spur the growth of an industrial wind-power sector in Morocco.
|Companies||Country of origin|
|EDF Energies Nouvelles/Mitsui/Alstom||France/Japan/France|
|Nareva Holding/Taqa/Enel Green Power/Siemens||Morocco/United Arab Emirates/Italy/Germany|
|International Power-GDF Suez/Vestas||UK/Denmark|
|ACWA Power/Gamesa||Saudi Arabia/Spain|
|China Petroleum Liaohe Equipment Co||China|
|Ansaldo Energia/Fuhrlander AG/Windreich AG/ABB||Italy/Germany/Germany/Switzerland|
|Guodian Power/China Longyuan Power Group||China|
|CECEP Wind Power/Rongxin Power Electronic/
Guangdong Mingyang Wind Power
|CNEEC/CHMC/New United Group||China|
|Acciona/Al Ajial Funds||Spain/Morocco|
|Clipper Wind Power||USA|