Mohammed VI Green City
King Mohammed VI Green City (VVM6) is the first city-building venture of Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP), the world’s largest exporter of phosphate fertilizers. The city is located between Casablanca and Marrakesh, adjacent to Benguerir, an existing city of 80,000 people, which hosts OCP’s second largest operations. The heart of the city will be the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) and the aim is to be a development engine, incubator and research hub centered on universities, and R-&-D activities. The education and research fields are to both benefit from and help OCP’s core business of phosphate fertilizers, and allow more educated Moroccans to participate and expand this area.
VVM6 also seeks to be a ‘green city’, and is experimenting with solar harvesting, given the abundance of consistent sunshine in Morocco.