Building Morocco

April 01, 2018

undefinedMorocco’s major cities are some of the most highly developed areas in North Africa. The country has submitted a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026 and, if selected, plans to build seven new stadiums in addition the existing five.

Morocco is also witnessing boom in tourism, which is another major factor driving construction activity. A report by online research firm, says the country aims to grow the sector significantly in support of the 2020 Tourism Strategy which aspires to double the size of the tourism industry. In relation to this several major construction developments are in the pipeline, including a number of hotel projects as well as a new airport expected to open in 2030.

More than 200 construction projects valued at just under $50bn are currently underway in Morocco, driven by a sharp rise in government spending to meet the needs of a rising population, according to a new market report "Morocco Construction Market Outlook”

Produced by BNC Network for The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018, the report reveals that the bulk of activity lies in the urban construction sector, which represents 55% of all projects across the country, with utilities and transport projects accounting for most of the rest.

With this heightened construction activity in mind, The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018 will gather industry professionals and key decision makers from across the MENA region, Europe and Asia. Running from 10-12 April at the Parc des Expositions de l’Office des Changes in Casablanca, Morocco, the second edition of the event is gearing up to host over 170 exhibitors from the region to showcase the latest innovative products and solutions the construction industry has to offer.

Event director Muhammed Kazi, says: “Like the construction sector in Morocco, The Big 5 Construct North Africa exhibition is expanding. In 2018, we will have even more local and international exhibitors, and almost four times the number of educational workshops we had last year.

He adds: “The event will be a truly unmissable platform for all those industry professionals that want to embrace the growing business opportunities in Morocco and the wider region.”

Through its participation, the National Federation of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energies (FENELEC) aims to help enhance best practices and provide solutions to the broader construction community in Morocco, including electricity, electronic and renewable energy professionals. 

Khalil El Guermaï, general director of FENELEC – which will exhibit at The Big 5 Construct North Africa, said: “The show highlights the real novelties with a particular focus on products. It will enable visitors to tour the offer at a glance, through dedicated product sectors. We are confident that The Big 5 Construct North Africa will provide answers to pending questions. What motivates people to progress is innovation; it is therefore crucial for professionals to keep abreast of news.”

KEY FEATURES at The Big 5 Construct North Africa 2018

  Product Sectors

  • Building Interiors
  • Building Materials & Tools
  • MEP Services
  • Concrete & PMV and Windows
  • Doors & Facades


40+ free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified workshops 

Themes: Design & Sustainable Urban Development, Infrastructure & Project Management, and Technology & Innovation

Certification: The sessions will provide attendees with professional development points (PDU)

To learn more about the event visit: 


$49.8bn: Active construction projects (200+)

$14.1bn: Under-construction and in tender phase projects (104)

$31.4bn: Total projects in the early stages of development (concept or design)

$13.9bn: Urban construction projects (100+)

$20.4bn: Total estimated value of active utility and transport projects

Source: BNC Project Intelligence


5 key construction projects in Morocco

$9bn: Morocco Solar Power Plant

$4.1bn: Morocco Tangier - Casablanca Rail Transport

$2.6bn: Morocco Safi Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Plant Energy & Power

$2.5bn: Sustainable City in Rabat

$2.5bn: Mahdiyya Renewable Energy City in Rabat


Top 10 projects in North Africa:

$14bn: Egypt Shorouk Concession Oil & Gas

$12bn: Egypt West Nile Delta Project Oil & Gas

$8.9bn: Algeria Hauts-Plateaux Motorway Transport

$4.1bn: Morocco Tangier - Casablanca Rail Transport

$3.7bn: Egypt Mostorod Refinery Upgrade Project Real Estate

$3.3bn: Algeria El Hamdania Sea Port Shipping & Ports

$3bn: Algeria Reggane North Development Project Oil & Gas

$2.8bn: Tunisia Reseau Ferroviaire Rapide Project Transport

$2.7bn: Algeria Various Gas Power Projects Energy & Power

$2.6bn: Morocco Safi Supercritical Coal-Fired Power Plant Energy & Power

Source: Deloitte Analysis, 2017



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