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Renewable energies: Nexans confirms its commitment from its plant in Mohammedia in Morocco

Dec 7, 2022
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On Wednesday December 7, 2022, Ryad Mezzour, Moroccan Minister of Industry and Trade, and Christopher Guérin, CEO of Nexans Group, inaugurated the Nexans photovoltaic power facility in a ceremony held on the group's site in Mohammedia, in Morocco.

The facility is installed on the roof of the Mohammedia plant, comprising 4,640 photovoltaic panels - for an installed capacity of 2.5 MWp - that cover a total surface area of 12,166 square metres. It will produce more than 3,927 MWh of electricity annually, a capacity that will guarantee a substantial reduction of more than 2,850 tonnes per year in CO2 emissions, and cover 19% of the plant’s energy needs.

“ The choice of Nexans Group is in line with Morocco’s objectives to develop a clean, decarbonised and environmentally responsible industry. ”

Ryad Mezzour

Moroccan Minister of Industry and Trade

“Under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, our country has been a pioneer in the development and use of renewable energies which today present an alternative. It is thanks to this alternative that manufacturers can both reinforce their competitiveness, reduce their energy bill and contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change,” said Mr. Mezzour. He went on to specify that “the energy transition is now an industrial imperative that must be approached as an opportunity to be seized.”

For Christopher Guérin, this inauguration lies at the heart of Nexans’ agenda, which has made the climate emergency a priority, with a firm commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.2% per year by 2030.

“ The Mohammedia facility is central to one of our Group’s best performing business units. This success attests to 75 years of strong ties between Nexans and Morocco, and paves the way for a common roadmap in terms of sustainable electrification, in particular through ambitious investment projects. ”

Christopher Guérin

CEO of Nexans

For her part, Selma Alami, Nexans Managing Director for North and West Africa, stressed the importance of the inauguration's context. “Morocco is moving up a gear in the development of renewable energies in order to guarantee its energy security while positioning itself as one of the most attractive global destinations in terms of green industrialisation.”

“ Thanks to its historical legitimacy, and driven by the Kingdom's industrial ambitions, Nexans aims to step up its ascension in the value chain while continuing to provide innovative solutions to its partners. ”

Selma Alami

Nexans Managing Director for North and West Africa

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