Farmers in the Moroccan region of Chtouka Ait Baha have invested MAD 10.000 in the construction of the station.
Rabat – Construction work on the world’s largest seawater desalination plant is well on track. An employee at the National Office of Electricity and Potable Water (ONEE) has released a photo of the construction work on social media.
Located in Morocco’s southern coastal city of Agadir, the Douira seawater desalination station project has a MAD 3 billion budget, and a treatment capacity of around 75 million cubic meters of desalinated water per year.
The plant is expected to produce nearly 275.000 cubic meters of desalinated water daily before reaching its maximum capacity of 450.000 cubic meters per day.
The station will supply the region’s population with drinking water and irrigate a perimeter of 15.000 hectares in the region of Chtouka Ait Baha.
Farmers have also contributed MAD 10.000 to the financing of the station.The government has promised them desalinated water for irrigation at a low price of MAD 5 per cubic meters in exchange for the investment in construction.
Spanish company, Abengoa, is in charge of construction which will be functional in 2021.