Mott McDonald has been appointed to advise on the development of a new $95.5m desalination plant in Morocco.
The company has been appointed as technical advisor to the lender funding a public-private partnership that will design, build, operate and maintain a 100,000m3 desalination plant located on the country’s seaboard between the cities of Agadir and Essaouira.
Mott MacDonald will monitor the design and construction of the plant and analyse potential risks for the lender. The consultancy will also be responsible for reviewing administrative procedures, the development of studies, works progress and the handover process.
Philippe Auzet, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “The plant will require specific equipment for treating sea water and producing potable water, including pumps, membranes for reverse osmosis and transformers. The majority of this equipment is not available on the Moroccan market and will need to be imported from Europe and Asia.”
Construction of the plant, which is being built for the Office National de Electricité et de l’Eau Potable, is due to be completed by the end of 2016.
Source: Construction Week Online