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Friday, August 10, 2018

Austrian Company To Build First Waste-To-Energy Plant In Anambra State


An Austrian company is set to build a waste to energy plant in three industrial cities in Anambra State. 

The energy plants, which the state energy efficient and create over 1000 jobs will be erected in Onitsha, Awka and Nnewi.

According to the newly appointed Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on International Business Development through Anambra State Investment Promotions & Protections Agency, Honourable Chuma Simon Okeke, who made the disclosure to newsmen, said this will be the first Waste to Energy & Bio gas plant in African.

Okeke said the state government will receive a delegation from an Austrian company to the South-eastern state to fine-tune business partnership with the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, the board of Anambra State Investment Promotion & Protections Agency and the Anambra State for Waste management to Energy Generation in Awka, the state’s capital city. He said: “The meeting will take place in Awka recently.

The economic importance of the meeting is that it will bring the first Waste to energy & Bio gas plant in Africa to Anambra and will provide 1,000s of jobs. “This partnership is very crucial to us because the waste from the cities like Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka where a lot of industries function will now be cleaned up and the waste will be used for energy. 

“Also economically the waste to energy plants will help Anambra in its mission to become a premier destination for industrialization and manufacturing with the steady power to be generated from the waste to energy company. Onitsha is known to have high amounts of waste due to the industrial nature of the city, but Okeke said that “the waste to energy company coming into Anambra State will have a big impact on the citizens of Anambra as well as our attitude to waste management”.

 He however did not mention the cost estimate of this partnership. Meanwhile, The Austrian Company, Sustainable Environmental Technology GmbH Austria, is a two-time European Union Award winners for Sustainable Energy Providers.

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