The Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline is a system of high-pressure gas pipelines that carry natural gas from the wells in Hassi R’Mel (Algeria) to Spain and Portugal

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What we do

Operation and maintenance of the Moroccan section that links the Algerian fields with the Spanish gas pipeline network.

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The gas pipeline

A pipe measuring 1,400 kilometres in length and 48 inches in diameter that connects Africa with Europe via an underwater section (Strait of Gibraltar)


Social responsibility

Our commitments to safety, health and the environment are reflected in our Code of Ethics and our Risk Map


Operational documentation

Consult our informative notes and annual and monthly maintenance plans from the operations documentation menu.


Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline in Morocco

On average, 30% of the natural gas consumed on the Iberian Peninsula is transported through this section every year. Furthermore, the gas pipeline supplies gas for electricity generation at two combined cycle power plants in Morocco, which produce 17% of Moroccan electricity output.

Since it was set up in 1990 through the studies company Omegaz Etudes, EMPL has enabled the natural gas supply structure of Spain and other European countries to be diversified, as well as the gas systems of Spain and Portugal to be integrated. In turn, it also boosts economic and partnership activity on both sides of the Mediterranean through a far-reaching and complex project that involves four countries: Algeria, Morocco, Spain and Portugal.

  • 540 kilometres on land
    48” diameter and 80 bar service pressure
  • 47 kilometres underwater, 27 beneath Moroccan waters
    and a maximum depth of 400 metres
  • 4 Maintenance Centres
    Ain Bni Mathar, M’Soun, Ain Dorij and Tangier
  • 1 employee’s residence
    from the Frontera compression station, in Ain Bni Mathar