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.
WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR AFRICA
Africa’s waste stream, with its low calorific value and high moisture content, is very different to that found in more developed markets. CIL was created to design, construct and in some cases own extremely cost-competitive and scalable waste-to-energy facilities customised for Sub-Saharan Africa. The development of Reppie represents Phase I of a wider rollout program to develop multiple waste-to-energy plants across SSA’s major cities.
Constructing Africa's first major waste-to-energy facility in Addis Ababa, the home of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), fits perfectly with Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy.
The Facility will eliminate over 80% of the Municipal Waste delivered to it, whilst at the same time maximizing energy recovery in order to deliver much-needed renewable power to the surrounding City. The facility has a thermal capacity of 110MWth.