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Support the first ever refurbished wind turbines in Morroco

Project dashboard


36

MW wind power plant

45000

tCO2 saved / year

4000

T of noble materials being re-used

Verra VCS

ID 1989

Description


Project Name : Oualidia

Project owner : Innovent

The Oualidia wind farm is the result of a circular economy vision, it’s the first project using refurbished wind turbines in the country, the site re-uses 10 former Finnish turbines fully renovated for redeployment in Morocco.

This innovation was developed by Innovent Morocco (affiliate of French Group Innovent).

Innovent is a French independant company building and operating wind and solar farms in Africa (20% of their turnover).
For more than a decade, they have worked to address the issues relating to development, construction and operation of wind power plant. They are an experienced company which has earned its place in the renewable energy sector.

Impact


Oualidia hosts the tallest wind turbine in Africa.

The project is a business case of African excellence and innovation. It paves the way on other groundbreaking initiatives in the field of clean energy across the continent.

The plant was build through advanced technology transfer from industrialized countries.

The project was the first to introduce refurbished wind turbines in the country after they were fully renovated.

Innovent used the local workforce to build the plant.

The project hired 20 people for the construction phase and relies on permanent technicians to ensure operation and maintenance.

Morocco targets 4,000 MW of solar and wind capacity by 2020.

The project helps the country to reach its target by producing green electricity.

CSR Action


Solar Panel

Innovent is committed to work with governments by offering and installing solar panels for the local communities to help them meet their energy needs. Innovent has made more than €1500,000 in donations.

Music

Innovent also supports the music project Muzukidz in communities in southern Africa, giving violin courses to kids promoting well-being and integration in the society.

Tress

Innovent funds the reforestation of lands. The reforested area allows some animal species to find refuge and to flourish again.

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