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Morocco in no rush to start importing LNG

The country's LNG-to-power project is set to start up three years later than previously expected, but the delay is unlikely to cause any problems The country's LNG-to-power project is set to start up three years later than previously expected, but the delay is unlikely to cause any problems.
By Verity Ratcliffe 23 August 2018 Middle East & Africa / LNG 0 32268
Morocco’s Ain Beni Mathar thermo-solar power plant. (Philippe Roos/Flickr)

The schedule for Morocco’s much-anticipated LNG-to-power project has been pushed back, with startup now anticipated by 2025, three years later than previously planned. However, Morocco’s push for coal-fired power over the past decade means its gas-fired power needs are far from urgent.

According to the schedule set out by the Moroccan energy ministry when it unveiled the project in 2015, the electricity and water bureau (ONEE) was to have selected a winning consortium last year. The first phase of the project was scheduled to be finished...