The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) is carrying out a major project consisting in developing a solar energy power plant with an eventual 580MW capacity, stretching out on some 3,000ha comprising:
- Electricity production sites – the actual solar farm,
- Research and development facilities, which form an integral part of the solar farm,
- Facilities for the reception of visitors and tourists providing for information and demonstration stands, conference and meeting venues and tour paths within a preserved landscape.
The first two components have already launched and form the essential foundation of the Noor Ouarzazate project, whereas the aspects relating to the tourist development are yet to be defined and organised across the site. The aim is to ensure spatial coherence and to organise scientific, industrial and touristic activities in a consistent way in order to enhance the attractiveness of this cutting-edge scientific and industrial project.
MASEN called on our programming skills in order to obtain a consistent land use plan for the entire site, our approach allowing to seamlessly combine technical, economic, scientific and tourist goals and to promote compatibilities and synergies.