The Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, recently held an official visit and inauguration ceremony to mark the achievements of the Boukhalef wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project constructed by Biwater.
During event proceedings, King Mohammed VI was welcomed by crowds of local citizens who were delighted to witness his arrival at the facility in Tangier. While at the Boukhalef site, His Highness conducted an official ribbon cutting and unveiled a plaque documenting the opening.
“For all involved in this project, it was a real honour to welcome His Highness, King Mohammed VI, to the site and be given the opportunity to showcase Biwater’s rehabilitation works that have revitalized the local wastewater treatment plant,” said Yassine Laib, Country Manager, Morocco.
Rehabilitation works of the Boukhalef wastewater treatment plant improved the quality of effluent discharge to exceed international standards and meet Morocco’s requirements for irrigation water for green areas in Southern Tangier, including for reuse on golf courses.
Civil engineering works were required alongside the installation of new electromechanical equipment, electricity and automation processes and tertiary treatment facilities. Ahead of 2017, the facility will be expanded to increase capacity with additional clarification tanks constructed.
The video summarising the royal visit outlines that this project, and other key infrastructure initiatives, reflect the concerns of the King, who is committed to protecting the environment, alongside achieving continued economic development and growth country-wide.
Biwater provides large-scale water and wastewater solutions for clients across the world. Since its inception in 1968, Biwater has gained recognition for its innovative approaches aimed at overcoming the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. Throughout its history, the company has grown to meet the demands of many water-stressed countries and their burgeoning populations. It has a successful record of accomplishment, having completed over 25,000 projects in over 90 countries – financing, consulting, process engineering, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining and owning water facilities – in both rural and urban environments.
Biwater, through its Group and acquired companies, have been involved in over 300 water infrastructure and construction projects within the African continent over a period of 80 years, with the first regional project being recorded in Egypt in 1932. Since this time, Biwater have been bringing the benefits of water infrastructure solutions and project finance to countries right across Africa, gaining an unparalleled track record.