McDavid Green Solutions (MDGS) is embarking on a solid waste to energy project in Dawa, Greater Accra, Ghana. The project, developed by the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC), will require an investment of $70 million (about 403.4 million Ghanaian cedis).
Ghana will soon have a solid waste to energy plant. The facility will be located in Dawa, a new industrial enclave in the Greater Accra Region. The project will be implemented by McDavid Green Solutions (MDGS). The Florida, US-based company will use $70 million (about 403.4 million Ghanaian cedis) in financing to complete the work.
The waste-to-energy project is being developed and funded by the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC). The group, which provides public waste management in Ghana through its subsidiary Zoomlion, is developing the infrastructure in this West African country. The future plant will provide a sustainable solution to the problem of solid waste pollution in Accra. The plant will also strengthen Ghana’s national electricity grid by converting waste into energy.
Which technology to convert waste into electricity?
JGC is relying on MDGS’ Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technology to implement its project. The waste-to-energy solutions provider says the technology to be installed at the Dawa plant will produce up to 45% more electricity than conventional technology. The electricity generated from the incineration of the waste will be used to power a power plant, the capacity of which will certainly be determined after preliminary studies by MDGS. “The waste brought to the plant will not require any pre-treatment or sorting, nor will it be sent to landfill,” says MDGS.
According to the memorandum of understanding signed with Jospong Group of Companies, the construction of the Dawa waste-to-energy plant will take between 12 and 16 months from the start of construction.