GDF Suez’s Wastewater Plant in Casablanca Inaugurated by King

GDF Suez SA, the biggest Europen utility by market value, said Morocco’s King Mohammed VI and French President Francois Hollande inaugurated its Mediouna wastewater treatment plant in Casablanca.

The facility, operated by a unit of Suez Environnement whose chief executive Jean-Louis Chaussade attended yesterday’s ceremony with GDF Suez Chairman Gerard Mestrallet, is the first sewage treatment plant in North Africa to use a membrane filtration process, GDF Suez said in a statement.

The plant cost 141 million dirham ($16 million), according to Middle East Online. The merger between Gaz de France SA and Suez SA created the Paris-based utility in 2008 that’s 34 percent owned by the French government. GDF Suez operates in Morocco in electricity generation, energy services, water treatment and waste products.