May 13, 2015 -- Today, His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, North Africa, along with a number of partnering individuals, inaugurated an anti-pollution system from SUEZ Environnement on the East Coast of Greater Casablanca to treat a number of wastewater discharges into the sea.
The Moroccan coastline, which extends from Casablanca to Mohammedia, serves as one of the most industrialized seaboards in the country and generates large amounts of pollution, principally due to wastewater discharges into the sea. As such, SUEZ is aiming to preserve the Greater Casablanca coastline.
The Anti-Pollution System, developed by Lydec, a SUEZ Moroccan subsidiary, will enable the region to treat 100 percent of the wastewater of the Greater Casablanca, completing the system already in place in the western part of the country.
In addition, the Anti-Pollution System will intercept direct discharges of wastewater on the Casablanca-Mohammedia coastline, pretreat them at the plant at Sidi Bernoussi through Degrémont® technologies, and pipe them to a sea outfall.
With a total cost of 130 million euros ($147.6 million), this large-scale project, launched by Lydec in May 2011 and completed in May 2015, spans a distance of 24 km.
By preserving the coast, this project will contribute to the urban rehabilitation of the city's entire eastern coastline, beautify and revitalize the seaboard, and improve the population's standard of living.
The East Coast Anti-Pollution System will also accept wastewater from the new urban development zones, thus preventing direct discharges into the sea.
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