Monday, 27 January 2014

DP CleanTech acquires new partner to develop waste-to-energy and biomass plants in Africa

DP Cleantech (DPCT) has formalised a partnership with Addis Ababa-based Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL), to facilitate the rollout of biomass and waste-to-energy projects in Africa.  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. Design and preparatory work has already begun to ensure a smooth progression to the buildout,  and a further pipeline of projects in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Senegal, Uganda and Kenya are also in the planning stages. 

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 (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.

DP CleanTech CEO Simon Parker commented “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.  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 noted that “DP CleanTech is the ideal partner with whom to successfully complete this pioneering project.  Using DP’s technology and their implementation expertise, this project will set new standards which we can deploy 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.  Managing Partner Samuel Alemayehu also highlighted that “The Reppie project will create valuable local employment opportunities, and the presence of DP Cleantech and CIL experts will also facilitate the transfer of skills and knowledge for this important industry.”

CNEEC has already successfully completed many projects in Africa, and Mr. Li Ben (General Manager of CNEEC No. 16 Engineering Dept) noted that “This project adheres closely to our company’s vision to change society’s future for the better - through win-win relationships with professional, global partners who share our culture of excellence”.  


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