Crown Prince Moulay Hassan Chairs Launch of Mega Desalination Plant in Casablanca

The coastal municipality of Mohamedia in the Casablanca-Settat region witnessed today the launch of Africa’s largest seawater desalination plant in Casablanca, under the chairmanship of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Moulay Hassan.

This mega project, which will contribute 300 million cubic meters annually to serve a population exceeding 7.5 million people, comes within the framework of His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s vision and the Kingdom’s strategic water policy, amidst conditions marked by rainfall scarcity and pressure on traditional water resources across the country.

The plant is part of the “Water Supply Development” component of the National Drinking Water and Irrigation Program 2020-2027, with a total cost of 143 billion dirhams. It will benefit the Greater Casablanca region and other cities through a public-private partnership.

Utilizing reverse osmosis technology, the plant will be 100% powered by renewable energy and operated automatically. Its daily production is expected to reach 822,000 cubic meters by mid-2028, including 50 million cubic meters for agricultural use.

The facility will include water intake and discharge systems, desalination units, and sludge treatment units, all powered entirely by renewable energy, reflecting sustainable efforts to secure water resources in the region.

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