Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: REPPIE WASTE-TO-ENERGY – Africa’s first / አዲስ አበባ, ኢትዮጵያ: ሪፕሊየስከሴ-ኤን ኤጀር – አፍሪካ የመጀመሪያው

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Video: Addis Ababa Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project

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The Reppie WtE facility commenced full construction in Addis Ababa in September 2014 and will be completed in 2017. The facility will process 1,400 tons of municipal waste per day and produce 185 GWHr of electricity annually that will be exported to the Ethiopian national grid.  This will be sufficient to power 25% of Addis Ababa’s households.

Development, Design and Construction of the project is conducted by a Consortium comprising Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) and its partner China National Electric Engineering Co (CNEEC), on behalf of the Employer, Ethiopian Electric Power Company (EEP).  EEP is being advised by its Owners Engineer, Ramboll of Denmark.

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The Guardian: Coverage of Reppie

The hulking waste-to-energy power plant taking shape on the edge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, symbolises ambitions to convert the agrarian Horn of Africa country into an eco-friendly industrial powerhouse.

The government’s $120m (£76.8m) Reppie project, being built to EU emissions standards, will incinerate the city’s rubbish to generate 50MW of electricity. A computer-generated image on display at the site shows the future factory shrouded by a tree-filled park.

In about a year, green, cutting-edge Reppie will replace a vast rubbish dump picked over by hundreds of scavengers. Currently, toxic effluent from the landfill seeps into nearby rivers when it rains and methane perpetually drifts into the atmosphere.

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CCTV Africa Live – Ethiopia Waste Management – Reppie Waste-to-Energy Facility

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