Wind to power Lafarge cement works in Morocco

10th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

RABAT, Feb 9 (AFP) - A new cement works in northern Morocco will be powered by wind-generated electricity in a scheme linked to the Kyoto accord to reduce global warming, operators Lafarge said Thursday.

RABAT, Feb 9 (AFP) - A new cement works in northern Morocco will be powered by wind-generated electricity in a scheme linked to the Kyoto accord to reduce global warming, operators Lafarge said Thursday.

Wind turbines generating 10 megawatts will be built near the cement works at Tetouan, under an accord signed Wednesday by the French company's Morocco affiliate and France's global environment fund.

A Lafarge official said the turbines would generate 40 percent of the electricity used by the plant at full capacity, avoiding the emission of 38,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide per year.

Lafarge aims to cut such emissions by 20 percent worldwide by 2010.

The 12 turbines, built on a mountain near Tetouan, will cost around EUR 9.9 million (USD 12.7 million), the company said.

© AFP

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