News | May 29, 2014

Moroccan Tourist Destination Awards Water Reuse Project To Biwater

Biwater has been awarded a turn-key project to design and construct a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Aourir, a tourist destination positioned centrally along Morocco’s extensive coastline.

This project is part of the country’s efforts to invest in reuse solutions, which harness wastewater for subsequent applications. In this instance, feedwater will undergo pre-treatment, biological treatment, tertiary treatment including disinfection, and sludge dewatering by solar drying. The resultant water will be used to irrigate the grounds of nearby golf courses and hotels.

Commenting on the project, Sahraoui Abdellah responsible for Studies and Investments in Service Management of Water and Sanitation (RAMSA) in Greater Agadir, said, “Reuse water is a priority for us as we consider how we can better serve the people and protect the environment in the region of Souss, including its excellent beach resorts. This project will use the latest technologies and treatment processes to meet our needs for wastewater treatment; it also provides a solution to reuse treated water for watering golf courses in the resort town of Taghazout."

This reuse system will serve over 60,000 local residents, while also providing for the bounty of tourists who flock to the city annually. A part of the district of Agadir, the city of Aourir is one of largest tourist destinations in the country. The city owes its charm to its authenticity, its green valleys, and spectacular waves. The waves alone have attracted surfers from all over the world to Aourir’s popular ‘banana beach’ since the sixties.

“After the successful commissioning of a similar project in Tamuda Bay in the north of Morocco, we look forward to delivering a turn-key solution to the city of Aourir, which will provide immediate results, demonstrating the need for sustainable solutions that focus on reuse nationwide,” remarked Giles Jackson, Regional Director for Africa, Biwater International Limited.

Mr. Jackson added, “In water-stressed regions, it is becoming evermore import to consider the requirement for reuse. It’s an issue that’s not going away, so we are supporting our clients in designing sustainable and appropriate technologies that will stand the test of time, here in Morocco and across the world.”

About Biwater
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.

About Biwater in Africa
Biwater, through its Group and acquired companies, has 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 has been bringing the benefits of water infrastructure solutions and project finance to countries right across Africa, gaining an unparalleled track record. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Biwater