Mohammedia power station

From Global Energy Monitor
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Mohammedia power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) power plant in Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco, with 300 MW powered by coal.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Mohammedia Prefecture, Grand Casablanca Region.

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Background on Plant

Mohammedia power station is a four unit power plant (600 MW capacity) and includes two coal-fired power units totaling 300 MW. The plant was completed in 1986, and is owned by the Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE).[1] Initially, the power plant was to have four 150-MW units using oil as fuel. Due to the oil crisis in the mid 1970s, the government decided to adapt two units (units 3 and 4) to use coal.[2]

The coal units were renovated in 2009. The process was financed by the Islamic Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, and ONEE's own funds.[3]

Four construction were killed in 2015 when scaffolding related to renovations at Unit 2 collapsed.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE)
  • Parent company: Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE)
  • Location: Mohammedia Prefecture, Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
  • Coordinates: 33.6818544, -7.4347607 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 300 MW (Units 3 & 4: 150 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1986
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