Mohammedia power station
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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.
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). 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.
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.
Four construction were killed in 2015 when scaffolding related to renovations at Unit 2 collapsed.
- 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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Articles and resources
- Mohammedia Coal Power Plant Morocco, Global Energy Observatory, accessed September 2015.
- "The role of coal in the energy mix of MENA countries and alternative pathways," Navigant, January 17, 2020
- "L’ONE rénove sa centrale thermique de Mohammédia," Aujourd'hui Le Maroc, July 4, 2008
- "4 ouvriers meurent dans une chute à la centrale thermique de Mohammedia," Telquel, February 10, 2015