- Session 1: Realising Clean Hydrogen Projects in Africa
Tarik HAMANE is the Acting CEO of Masen. He started at Masen as advisor to the President and then as Executive Director in charge of development. When the law granted Masen with new prerogatives, making the group the central player of renewable energies in Morocco, Tarik was responsible for the transfer of all of solar, wind and hydro projects from Morocco’s utility company (ONEE) to Masen, and then for their deployment.
Tarik HAMANE started his career as an R&D Engineer, seconded to European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS – France). Back to Morocco, he became Head of the Bureau Central de Conduite’s “Multi-fluids Dispatching” system (Electricity, Water and Sanitation) at the LYDEC in Casablanca. One year later, he joined the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE).
Promoted to the position of Project and Production Programs Director at the ONEE, Tarik HAMANE then oversaw the organization’s largest energy projects for nine years and was fully responsible for their development. He boasts a portfolio of structural projects in the Moroccan energy sector that include: The 850 MW Integrated Wind Energy Plan, the 1,400 MW Safi Clean Coal Thermal Power Plant, the 301 MW Tarfaya Wind Farm, the Jorf Lasfar Thermal Power Plant (Clean coal units 5&6), the 150 MW Taza Wind Farm, the Extension of the Port of Jorf Lasfar, … He also led Masen-ONEE PPA contract negotiations, on behalf of the ONEE, for the Noor Ouarzazate I, II and III and Noor PV I solar projects.
After completing dual studies in electrical engineering and automatic control and automation at the Ecole Centrale-Supelec Paris and the INSA Lyon, Tarik HAMANE obtained a specialist master’s degree in industrial systems from the Ecole Centrale and from the INSA Lyon. He also holds an MBA from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées Paris.