Fwd: Morocco Preselects Four Bidding Groups for Solar Power Project

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Morocco Preselects Four Bidding Groups for Solar Power Project
2010-12-29 13:20:47.814 GMT

By Aida Alami
Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Morocco preselected four groups that
include Enel SpA, Mitsui & Co. and Orascom Construction
Industries for the first phase of a 500-megawatt solar energy
project in the country's south.
They were picked out of 19 bidding groups, the Rabat-based
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy said on its website. The
Ouarzazate project targets full operation by 2015.
One group includes Mitsui, Abeinsa ICI, Abengoa Solar and
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co.. A second is made up of Enel and
ASC SCE and a third by International Company for Water & Power,
or ACWA, Aries IS and TSK EE. A fourth group includes Egypt's
Orascom Construction, Solar Millennium AG and Evonik Steag AG.

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--With assistance by Alaa Shahine in Cairo, Editors: Jonas
Bergman, John Buckley

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