Masen boss Bakkoury makes do with Toronto video call after missing out on COP26
Prohibited from leaving Moroccan soil, the boss of the sustainable energy agency Masen, Mustapha Bakkoury, was unable to attend COP26.
The national electricity board has commissioned Cegelec, a subsidiary of French group Vinci, to connect Laâyoune in Western Sahara to the national grid. This line will be used to offload electricity from the Sahrawi power plants of Mohammed VI's company Nareva.
Controlled by Mohammed VI's former 'steward' Zouhair Fassi Fehri, Construction Management Services keeps bagging plum contracts, from renovating the opulent La Mamounia hotel in Marrakesh, to building Nareva's wind farm in Boujdour.
Abderrahim Hafidi, who was appointed to replace Ali Fassi-Fihri as head of national electricity and drinking water utility ONEE in April, will need to give concrete form this year to the merger between the organisation's electricity (ONE) and water (ONEP) [.
Agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch's "Moroccan Sahara" showpiece project, the wind-powered desalination project, which will provide irrigation for 5,000 hectares of agricultural land in the Dakhla Oued-Eddahab region, is attracting the leading national and international groups in the field.