Rabat - According to the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, MAD 7 billion will be spent on the construction of the new energy port of Jorf Lasfar (NPJL).
Rabat – According to the Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, MAD 7 billion will be spent on the construction of the new energy port of Jorf Lasfar (NPJL).
Construction is scheduled to commence after completion of the technical studies of the port’s harbor works later this year.
Aujourd’hui Le Maroc reported in its an article on February 10 that the studies are currently at the design stage, given that the construction of the port is estimated to take 5 years.
Jorf Lasfar is one of five new ports to be carried out as part of the national port strategy for 2030, which sees the ports as catalysts for the competitiveness of the national economy and drivers of regional development, positioning Morocco as a major transport hub in the Mediterranean basin.
The Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics stated in Le Maroc’s report that “this strategy, which includes 6 port poles, aims to reinforce the port offer of the Abda-Doukkala region, which is able to fulfill the country’s needs by harboring many energy traffic and hydrocarbons opportunities, particularly that of LNG liquefied natural gas and hydrocarbons.”
The new port aims to serve LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) traffic in the first phase and to meet the needs of hydrocarbon traffic and additional LNG traffic in Phase 2.
According to the same source, “the port of Jorf Lasfar is programmed to match the energy strategy of the Kingdom. Its impact is rather national, [and] it will respond in its first phase to LNG import requirements for the “Gas to Energy” and “Gas to Industry” programs.”
The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment specified in December 2014 during the original presentation of the gas plan that the development of LNG in Morocco aims to satisfy the electric power needs of the industry and then to gradually extend its use to tertiary and residential consumers.