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Sogea Maroc wins three-year $81.6m contract for Le Carrousel in Rabat, Morocco

Contractor building Imkan’s residential and waterfront projects as part of Phase One of mixed-use development in Morocco’s capital city

Imkan, the Abu Dhabi-based developer, has appointed Sogea Maroc to a three-year, $81.6 million contract to build the first phase of Le Carrousel, a mixed-use project located on the waterfront of Rabat in Morocco.

In a statement, the developer said that the contractor – a subsidiary of Vinci, the French group, had been appointed to build the residential areas, seafront promenade, and more than 40 retail outlets at the high-end destination on the coast of the capital city.

Imkan CEO Walid El Hindi said: “When choosing a construction partner, whether here in the UAE or globally it is important that we work with a company that shares our beliefs and ethos to deliver to the highest standards, and importantly, on time. We work with world-class partners across our international sites and we’re proud to collaborate with the VINCI group and Sogea Maroc in Morocco. We are confident that our new partner will play a pivotal role in the seamless delivery of Le Carrousel.”

This is the first contract to be awarded for the flagship Le Carrousel community in Rabat.

Following this initial agreement, Imkan is analysing and finalising partnerships for construction of the shopping mall and hotel, which will be released in the coming days, he added.

Sogea Maroc has been active in Morocco since 1930 and is regarded as a national leader in the construction industry.

Recognised for its high-quality construction and timely delivery, the company is also known for its international standard approach to quality, security, and the environment.

The Morocco-based contractor is ISO 9001, 45001 and 14001 certified, and was awarded the CSR Label from CGEM (General Confederation of Moroccan Companies).

Le Carrousel features high-end residences within a private community, including a seafront promenade, boutique hotel and the first open-air shopping mall in Morocco. It will cover an area of over 10 hectares, with only 50% density and more than 30% reserved for green spaces.

The project offers an ‘exceptional location’ in the heart of an 11-kilometer coastal zone, only 15 minutes from downtown Rabat and the motorway, the Imkan statement added.

Le Carrousel in figures

●             $408.3 million investment

●             1,100 direct and indirect jobs

●             10 hectares surface area

●             30,000m² mall with 120 shops

●             500-meter seafront promenade

●             5-star hotel

●             12,000 m² office space

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