Slow start for Moroccan LNG-to-power project

The country’s energy ministry has been dragging its heels in choosing advisers and LNG suppliers, which has led to delays The country’s energy ministry has been dragging its heels in choosing advisers and LNG suppliers, which has led to delays.
By Verity Ratcliffe 10 October 2017 0 27909
Jorf lasfar power plant in Morocco A power plant at Jorf Lasfar, Morocco. (ONEE)

Morocco’s lack of LNG experience means progress on country’s first LNG-to-power initiative has been slow. 

The country’s electricity and water bureau (ONEE) has yet to finalise its roster of advisers, and the government is still in ‘talks’ with LNG suppliers rather than in negotiations with them. 

In January, ONEE appointed HSBC as financial adviser and Ashurst as legal adviser. However, disagreements between ONEE and HSBC caused the bank to leave the project, Lahsen Amarof, head of gas at Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment, told Interfax...

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