Personal Notes: While the selection of Nareva for the Tarfaya project comes as no surprise, what is perhaps more interesting is its partnership with Kahrabel (Kharabel?) FZE, itself a subsidiary of the global energy giant GDF Suez Energy International. Not only is it a further example of local partners pairing with more experienced foreign firms, but Kahrabel's particular experience also extends to desalination. Thus while Tarfaya is, for the present, officially just a wind farm, it would not be surprising to hear of a further expansion to the project, possibly providing further fresh water resources to the coastal desert city of Tarfaya.
RABAT Aug 1 (Reuters: Reporting By Souhail Karam) - Morocco's state power utility ONE has selected a consortium comprised of local Nareva and UAE-based Kharabel FZE to develop a 300-megawatt wind farm in the southern Tarfaya region, the local Les Echos newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Quoting ONE's legal advisers, Chadbourne & Parke, the newsparer said the consortium valued the project at $350 million. A spokesperson for ONE could not immediately comment the report.
The project would be Africa's biggest wind farm.
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