Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas enables the complementation of this important project, due to its performance as Owner’s Engineering
The Solar Power Plant NOOR I in the south of Morocco, located 10 km from the city of Ouarzazate, has been inaugurated today with the presence of the King of Morocco, the Spanish Ministers Jose Manuel García Margallo y Jose Manuel Soria, and distinguished Spanish and Moroccan authorities.
NOOR I, with a nominal capacity of 160 MW of electric power, and a capacity for energy storage in molten salts of 3 hours at maximum power, is the first solar energy project that maximizes the operating hours of the day, adapting to the peak hours of the Moroccan electricity market.
The construction of this plant is of vital importance for the sector within and outside the region. For the 160 MW it occupies 450 hectares and consists of 400 parabolic loops. In its construction some 1,400 workers have been mobilized, of which 70 per cent are local labor and the rest foreign technicians.
Saudí ACWA Power is the sponsor of this project. Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas has been the Owner´s Engineering of ACWA Power, and the construction in the form of the turnkey was conducted by a consortium of three Spanish companies Acciona, TSK and Sener. With this plant Aries is positioned as an engineering leader in the North African region and in solar power plants with energy storage.