Siemens Produces its first Wind Turbine Blade in Tangier
The first wind turbine blade made in Morocco saw the light of the day in the Siemens factory in Tangier and has been transported to Tangier Med port to be sent to its final destination.
This 63-meter energy production tool weights 17 tons. Its size required close cooperation between the factory, local authorities and the agency managing Moroccan highways.
Siemens factory has been set up near Tangier Med port for a total investment of $118 million.
Built over a surface area of 37,500 square meters, the factory is the first of its kind in North Africa and the Middle East and offers 600 jobs as well as an estimated 500 indirect jobs.
The blade factory is to play an important role in contributing to Morocco’s national program to achieve 52% clean energy by 2030, of which 20% will be wind-generated.