The new partnership’s first project, in consortium with China National Electrical Engineering Corporation, or CNEEC, has already been secured, and will deliver an EPC contract for a waste-to-energy plant in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Design and preparatory work has already begun to ensure a smooth progression to the buildout.
The advanced waste-to-energy plant in Addis Ababa uses state-of-the-art technology from DP Cleantech, and is being developed by CIL and CNEEC on a turnkey basis for Ethiopian Electric Power, or EEP. It is a key component of the Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy being pursued by the Ethiopian government.
The plant will be located adjacent to the Reppie Landfill site -- the largest landfill site in Ethiopia -- and will utilise the vast and reliable feedstock as a source of renewable energy. This will also facilitate waste management in the city. DP Cleantech’s advanced combustion technology will be used to convert the waste to clean electricity, and DP Cleantech’s all-dry flue gas treatment technology will be used to meet the strict EU-standard emission limits required by the Ethiopian government.
Simon Parker, CEO of DP CleanTech, said the deal reflects the fact that development of waste to energy has gained some traction in Africa, adding that "the commitment of EEP is a significant step towards securing Ethiopia’s future energy needs. 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.”
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. In fact, other biomass projects in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Senegal, Uganda and Kenya are also in the planning stages.