The project aims to reuse wastewater for industrial purposes after purification.
Rabat – The OCP Group signed a partnership agreement with the province of Safi, the municipality of Safi, the Autonomous Water Distribution Authority and Electricity (RADEES), and the Oum Er Rbia Water Basin Agency (ABHOER) on the purification and recovery of wastewater from the city of Safi.
Under the agreement, RADEES is committed to building a pre-treatment station and a pumping system at a cost of MAD 100 million, while the OCP group will set up a purification station (STEP) for a provisional budget of MAD 480 million, said OCP in a statement.
Once functional, the STEP will enable the city of Safi to start the purification of wastewater and its industrial reuse. The city is set to be equipped with an infrastructure aimed at treating wastewater, not currently valorized. The move constitutes a significant ecological gain for the city, added the statement.
In addition to its environmental contribution, the purification station has the capacity to reuse 8 million cubic meters of water annually, contributing to the preservation of national freshwater resources.
The project is the fourth of its kind carried out by the OCP Group to be added to those operating in the cities of Khouribga, Benguerir, and Youssoufia.
The project, in accordance with the OCP Group’s sustainable development strategy, illustrates OCP’s commitment to communities and is fully in line with its “Circular Economy Program”.
The plan aims to meet 100% of its needs for industrial water from unconventional water (purified wastewater and desalinated water). OCP has allocated more than MAD 3.5 billion (€325.5 million) since 2008 to combine the rationalization of the use of water resources and to fulfill the current and future needs of the OCP’s industrial facilities.