Port of Jorf Lasfar
Jorf Lasfar (Arabic for "Yellow Cliffs") is a deepwater commercial port located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. In terms of the volume of product processed, as of 2004, it was considered the second most important port in Morocco (just after Casablanca). It is home to a swiftly expanding industrial quarter, which includes both major artificial fertilizer and petrochemical factories. Its harbor is well equipped for the exportation of phosphate rock (transported from Gantour and Ouled Abdoun) and various chemicals such as pure sulphur, ammonia, and sulphuric acid. The city is home to the largest independent power station in the country—primarily funded by investments from the Swedish-Swiss company ABB Group and the American company CMS Energy—which was thought to be capable of creating a third of Morocco's total power output. The investment, numbering $1.5 billion, was the single largest foreign investment on Moroccan soil up until that point.