SGTM and SOMAGEC to construct new Dakhla-Atlantic port

MOROCCO – The Moroccan construction companies SGTM and SOMAGEC are preparing to start construction on the new Dakhla-Atlantic port, after winning an intensive bidding process. The Ministry of Equipment, Transportation, Logistics, and Water awarded the conglomerate the contract, and the massive project is expected to cost nearly US$1.4 billion dollars to complete. SGTM and SOMAGEC beat several other construction companies from Greece, Egypt, and France, to win the rights to the construction contract. Dakhla is a prime city for maritime travel, and the new port will be used for both…

Read More

Marlink extends partnership with maritime company Soremar Group to enhance fishing safety

MOROCCO – Marlink, a provider of Smart Network Solutions, has extended its partnership with Soremar Group, a maritime company, to provide an enhanced range of safety and vessel management services to fishing operators in North Africa. This agreement enables Soremar clients, companies operating fishing vessels in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, to access vessel monitoring systems (VMS) using Iridium’s L-band communications. “Fishing operators in North Africa focus on safety compliance and the optimisation of potential catch, so the ability to combine mandated safety services with digital tools is an obvious…

Read More

EU and Morocco to cooperate in marine research and innovation

MOROCCO – Morocco and the European Union (EU) have signed an administrative arrangement on cooperation in marine research and innovation. The agreement will give new impetus to cooperation between Morocco and the EU in the fields of higher education, scientific research, technologies, and marine innovation. The arrangement also seeks to better network scientific activities between Moroccan research facilities and research institutions in EU countries that border the Atlantic to capitalize on the opportunities that transatlantic cooperation offers. Morocco’s Minister Delegate in charge of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Driss Ouaouicha…

Read More