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Environment, a Key challenge for TAQA Morocco

Meeting its environmental challenges is essential for the viability of an industrial operator like TAQA Morocco. Investing in new technological solutions allows both to preserve natural resources and to maintain their availability in order to continue their activity and produce more cleanly with less and less impact on the environment.

Ever since 1997, TAQA Morocco has continuously invested in the upgrading of its industrial operations to improve its operational and environmental performance. Units 1 to 4 have been fitted with equipment to limit their impact on the environment, particularly in terms of atmospheric emissions. Whereas, Units 5&6 are the latest generation facilities, so they meet international standards in terms of limiting the impact on the environment.

Each year, TAQA Morocco mobilizes a budget of MMAD 30 to maintain its achievements, through a process of maintenance and management of environmental performance. To satisfy the demands of its parent company, TAQA Morocco has set up an internal benchmark to establish its own environmental performance objectives against comparable units in terms of size and production capacity around the world. Some fall within the scope of the TAQA Group, while others are from outside. This mechanism is a genuine internal performance management tool enabling TAQA Morocco’s team to seek to improve performance continuously and to meet international standards.

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Bespoke solutions to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment

TAQA Morocco has always strived to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment. This determination has led the company to multiply its efforts constantly to find more efficient solutions.

Recycled waste

To recover the ashes from the production process, TAQA Morocco has embarked on a partnership with the main cement manufacturers in Morocco.

Thanks to an electrostatic precipitator system, the fly ash is captured in the new generation chimneys installed since the start-up of the units.

It is then used in the manufacture of cement. This effective solution allows TAQA Morocco to reduce its atmospheric emissions and the cement manufacturers to benefit from an alternative raw material.

Although this solution is beneficial for both parties, TAQA Morocco has a quarry of international standards since the start of its activities, which was extended in 2015. The quarry is located close to the industrial site and is intended for burying the surplus ash that cement manufacturers cannot use.

Managing other wastes

In accordance with current regulations, waste is sorted on the site before it is removed by specialized service providers who ensure its recovery. Hazardous waste is treated specifically by the service providers responsible for its treatment.

Managing other wastes

Dedicated to natural resource preservation

Water is essential for generating electricity. It is used in particular in the cooling systems of the various units.

TAQA Morocco is committed to optimizing its use, especially in a context where Morocco is subject to water stress. This is materialized on the industrial side by the implementation of a closed circuit that allows for the reuse of water.

Dedicated to natural resource preservation

Strict emissions monitoring and reduction

TAQA Morocco has implemented the necessary equipment to limit the atmospheric emissions related to its activity. In order to improve the performance all while reducing emissions, the company has equipped the boilers with low emission NOx burners and electrostatic filters to reduce particulate and heavy metal emissions.

Units 5 & 6, are equipped with a desulfurization system, which, thanks to the use of seawater, makes it possible to absorb SO 2 emissions. The seawater used in this process is oxygenated in an aeration tank so that it regains the same physicochemical characteristics as it had prior to its discharge.

Moreover, TAQA Morocco operates a 130m high chimney that improves the dispersion of emissions in the atmosphere, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Bank, and reduces the nuisance in the vicinity of the site.

CO2 emissions are monitored on an ongoing basis, enabling the industrial teams to remain within the standards set by the Group. The system set up on the Jorf Lasfar site covers the scope of all greenhouse gases as defined by the KYOTO protocol.

Beyond its performance in this field, TAQA Morocco continues its efforts to reduce its emissions.

Setting up a weather station allows TAQA Morocco’s teams to monitor air pollution on a daily basis and to take the appropriate measures to preserve everyone’s health.

Strict emissions monitoring and reduction