The study of the Casablanca Lighting Master Plan (SDAL) was officially launched on during the meeting held at the headquarters of the Wilaya of the Casablanca-Settat Region, it is imparted with the Lydec, formerly Lyonnaise des Eaux de Casablanca SA, the developer of the project. Initially, at the national level, the implementation of this master plan is part of the development plan of Casablanca-Settat for 2015-2020, which particularly aims to improve the living atmosphere of the inhabitants. The SDAL of the metropolis aims to set the main placements of urban lighting, according to Lydec during the discussion. Lydec also highlighted that this project was developed based on established historical, urbanistic, socio-economic and architectural criteria.
For the current and future management of public lighting within the scope of delegated management, the master plan is expected to improve the quality of lighting and define a well-balanced light distinctiveness for the city and the SDAL will conclude in lighting plans focusing on the subjects of heritage enhancement, improvement and dynamism of the public places, identification of the structuring courses, and security of the displacements. The plan has four objectives, the first is to ensure overall coherence of the public lighting of the city. Secondly, the definition of a nightly characteristic specific to the city, to highlight the plant, the architectural and historical heritage of the metropolis and to support socio-cultural indicators by lighting and improve lighting through the energy management of the installations and the reduction of lighting difficulties as well as operating costs. The specifications relating to the implementation of the SDAL study were drawn up by a joint committee made up of representatives from the Wilaya of the Region, the City Council of Casablanca, the assigned Control Service and Lydec. The Commission was also responsible for monitoring the awarding of the contract. The study of this master plan will take around eight months and will cover the scope of the delegated management of public lighting.
According to Mohamed Dekkak, Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group in U.A.E. and the Executive President and Founder of Sahara Spirit Foundation in Morocco, the implementation of the project will not only improve the city’s appeal to the public and to foreign visitors, it will also enhance the security, energy usage and environmental aspects of the metropolis within the agenda of a broad vision of urban requalification and multi-dimensional consistency.
Finally, it all goes down to a question of fair lighting according to Lydec. The Lydec operator has been designated as the project owner by the Wilaya of the region of Casablanca-Settat.Present at the launching ceremony for the conduct of the SDAL study was a joint committee composed of representatives such as the Wali of Casablanca-Settat Region, Khalid Safir, Casablanca City Council President, Abdelaziz El Omari, Vice-President of the Council, Mustapha Lhaya, Director General of Lydec, Jean-Pascal Darriet, Director of the Permanent Control Service (SPC), Tahar El Agal, as well as representatives of the Casablanca Urban Agency.