Andritz has received an order, as part of a consortium, from Morocco’s l’Office Nationale de l’Électricité et de l’Eau potable (ONEE) to supply hydro- and electro-mechanical equipment for the new Abdelmoumen pumped storage hydropower plant located on the River Issen, about 140 km southwest of Marrakech.

Andritz’s scope of supply covers the design, manufacture, delivery, installation, supervision and commissioning of two 175 MW reversible pump turbines, motor generators and electrical power systems.

The consortium leader, the French company Vinci Construction Grands Projects, will perform all of the important civil engineering work for the project.

The order is worth more than €120 million to Andritz. Construction work will start in the first half of 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2022.

Abdelmoumen will cover peak-load energy demands and provide rapid response power to regulate the Moroccan grid.