Morocco seeks advisor for $4.6bn gas to power project

19 July 2017

Jorf Lasfar scheme will contain LNG import terminal and 2,400MW power plant

Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricite et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) has invited consultants to submit proposals for a financial advisory role on the planned $4.6bn gas-to-power project at Jorf Lasfar.

The submission date for bids for the financial advisory role is 22 September 2017.

The first phase of the Jorf Lasfar project will be located 118 kilometres from Casablanca. It will consist of:

  • A marine jetty at Jorf Lasfar
  • An LNG import terminal, including storage
  • A high-pressure gas pipeline that will connect the LNG terminal to the existing Maghreb Europe high-pressure gas pipeline
  • A 2,400MW combined-cycle power plant that will use gas received from the LNG import terminal

The LNG import terminal will have a capacity of 7 billion cubic metres and is expected to cost about $800m, while the budget for the associated pipelines and jetty is expected to be $600m.

In 2016, MEED reported that ONEE had awarded a technical consultancy contract to a joint venture of France’s Sofregaz and Denmark’s Ramboll for the planned scheme.

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