Waste Management giant Averda will be extending its service offering in Morocco, following the signing of a 20 year contract with Tangier City.  

The contract will see a team of local and international engineers guiding the conception, construction and management of an ultra-modern site, including the installation of a new waste treatment facility. The team will also lead the deployment of a new organic waste composting centre, sanitary landfill and gas recovery and leachate treatment units.

Averda’s Chief Executive, Malek Sukkar, says the signing of the contract is a new opportunity for Averda to launch advanced waste treatment services and thus enlarge its market share.

Waste recovery and electricity generation

The innovations that company is expected to deploy on the site will allow it to reach a waste recovery rate higher than 25% from the second year of the contract.

“It will also generate electricity and be the first in the region to be energy self-sufficient. In addition, Averda is committed to elevating the awareness benefits of recycling practices and of waste management, within and for the community,” Sukkar explains.

Job creation and economic upliftment

Approximately one billion dirhams will be invested throughout the course of the project in Tangier. 200 new recruits along 3500 others who already are in post in Morocco will enjoy ongoing employment.

All employees will benefit from workshops and career development programs guaranteed by Averda, which will lead to the development of an active population as well as the growth of the Moroccan economy.

“We are delighted to be deploying our services in Morocco and developing our new ultra-modern site. As waste treatment leaders in emerging countries, we strongly believe in Tangier’s potential and are honoured to accompany Morocco toward its development. We thank local authorities for trusting Averda,” Sukkar concludes.