The Société de gestion des déchets solides et de la salubrité du grand Nokoué (SGDS-GN) is launching an international call for tenders for the modernisation and extension of the Ouèssè and Takon waste disposal centres (CETs), respectively located in the councils of Ouidah and Sakété in Benin. Interested service providers have until January 7th 2022 to apply.
The Société de gestion des déchets solides et de la salubrité du grand Nokoué (SGDS-GN) published the tender document on December 8th 2021. It concerns the modernisation and extension of the capacities of the Ouèssè and Takon technical waste disposal centres (CET), located respectively in the communes of Ouidah and Sakété in Benin.
These facilities are the only ones of their kind operational in the greater Nokoué area. To date, the sites store more than 100,000 tonnes of solid waste from illegal dumps. This quantity is expected to increase as the SGDS-GN aims to collect an average of 450,000 tonnes of waste per year. To achieve this goal, additional landfill bins will be installed in each centre by the company selected following the call for expressions of interest. Companies interested in carrying out this project have until 7 January 2022 to apply.
According to the tender, the selected company will also modernise the Ouèssè and Takon landfill sites to bring them up to standard in terms of “leachate management (a highly concentrated liquid fraction from the waste, editor’s note) and the recovery of organic waste into biogas”, the SGDS-GN said. Organic waste makes up 46% of the waste generated by Greater Nokoué.
The success of this project would be a giant step forward for the SGDS-GN, which is already making a name for itself in terms of waste sorting and collection in its area of operation. The company recently launched a project to monitor and evaluate the solid waste collection services offered by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to households in Greater Nokoué.