The new partnership’s first project, in consortium with China National Electrical Engineering Corporation (CNEEC) has already been secured, and will deliver an EPC contract for a waste-to-energy plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The design and preparatory work for this project has already begun and will help to ensure a smooth progression to the construction stage. Further projects in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Senegal, Uganda and Kenya are already at the planning stage.
The advanced waste-to-energy plant in Addis Ababa uses DP Cleantech’s state-of-the-art technology and is being developed by CIL and CNEEC for Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). It will be located adjacent to the Reppie Landfill site – the largest landfill in Ethiopia. Here it will utilise the vast feedstock as a source of renewable energy and will also facilitate waste management in the city. Advanced combustion technology will convert the waste to clean electricity while an all-dry flue gas treatment system will be used to meet strict EU-standard emissions limits set by the Ethiopian government. The project is an important part of the Ethiopian government’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy.
“We are delighted that the development of waste to energy has gained some traction in Africa, and the commitment of EEP is a significant step towards securing Ethiopia’s future energy needs” said Simon Parker, DP CleanTech CEO. “The CIL partnership will enable us to advance the role that we believe waste and biomass have to play in the clean energy future of the continent.”
CIL Managing partner Robert Seabrook added that the project will set new standards which can then be replicated throughout Africa. The joint venture will be strategically headquartered in Addis Ababa and will focus on the development and construction of biomass and waste-to-energy projects throughout the continent.
CNEEC has already successfully completed many projects in Africa and this latest project is part of CNEEC’s vision for a better future achieved through win-win relationships with professional, global partners.
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