Morocco to build a floating gas storage and regasification plant

The Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development has announced the 10-day extension of the consultation period for tenders submitted as part of the call for expressions of interest for the construction and operation of a floating unit of storage and regasification of liquefied natural gas (FSRU) in Morocco.

The importance of this project and the national and regional market conditions have aroused the interest of a large number of national and international companies, the ministry said in a statement, deciding to extend, by 10 days from the 15th. October, the consultation period for offers received as part of this call launched on March 23.

This extension, explains the ministry, is motivated by the enthusiasm of the operators and the capture of new opportunities in an accelerated scheme, in order to ensure more visibility for the next stages of the realization.

During this extension, adds the same source, bidders will be able to respond to the request for additional information to the offers submitted on May 15, taking into account the addition of an additional site, in the North of the Kingdom, while detailing the structuring of the financing envisaged as well as the conditions of the gas supply contract.

The companies having expressed their interest are contacted by the administration, in full transparency, in order to refine the offers and present a supply model allowing security of supply for Morocco, the ministry said.

Morocco has succeeded in deploying, under the enlightened leadership of King Mohammed VI, the efficient and effective operationalization of its National Energy Strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy. This Strategy is based on the proactive development of renewable energies and the strengthening of natural gas in the energy mix,

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