Illustration of Aeolon (Morocco) MW blade factory. Image by Aeolon
Chinese wind turbine blade maker Aeolon has launched the construction of a blade factory in Morocco with a total investment of CNY 1.74 billion (USD 245m/EUR 224m).
Situated within Morocco's Nador (Betoya) Industrial Acceleration Zone on the north coast on an area of 50 hectares, the project aims for an annual production capacity of 600 blade sets. With plans to employ 3,332 individuals, the initiative targets a revenue of EUR 626 million (USD 682.65m).
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Mohcine Jazouli, Morocco's Minister Delegate in charge of Investment and Evaluation of Public Policies, China's ambassador to Morocco Li Changlin and other officials, local media reported on Wednesday.
The factory in Nador will be Aeolon's first production facility outside China. It is planned to commence operation by the end of 2024, Aeolon said at the end of last year.
The launch of construction works follows the signing of an investment agreement with the Moroccan government which took place in October 2023.
Aeolon focuses on producing wind turbine blades in various series from 1.5 MW to 6 MW.