EGYPT: Giza Governorate moves to waste-to-energy

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Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly recently laid the foundation stone for a plant that will convert solid waste into electricity in Egypt's Giza governorate. The project is being implemented by the Indian company ReNergy Group Partners.

The Giza solid waste to energy project is on track. On April 5, 2023, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly broke ground on the project site in Abu Rawash, a municipality located 15 kilometers west of Cairo and 8 kilometers north of the city of Giza, the capital of the eponymous governorate. ReNergy Group Partners, a company based in Coimbatore, India, is building the power plant under a DBOO (Design, Build, Own and Operate), a form of public-private partnership (PPP).

ReNergy is expected to invest $120 million in the construction of the plant, which will incinerate waste. On a daily basis, the plant will recover heat from the incineration of 1,200 tons of solid waste to power the 30 MW plant. The plant will be connected to Egypt’s national electricity grid under a 25-year power purchase agreement, after which ownership will be transferred to the Giza Governorate.

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ReNergy is developing the project in partnership with the National Organization for Military Production (MOMP), Green Tech and OAK Holding. “About 40% of the subcontracting work will be done by Egyptian companies, which will contribute to the localization of a new industry in Egypt. Some of the equipment will be built in the Ministry of Military Production’s factories,” says the company led by Robert Valk.

The Giza waste-to-energy plant will also host Egyptian students as part of their scientific research into converting solid waste into electricity.

Inès Magoum

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