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JOHANNESBURG - Armech Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Armech Group, will construct a $300-million (3.57-billion) waste-to-energy power plant in the Ghanaian city of Tema to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy after signing a deal with the Electricity Company of Ghana, online publication Construction Review reported.
It said the project would be pre-financed by the Armech Group through the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and create over 1,500 direct and indirect jobs.
It quoted director of Armech Africa, Andrew Quainoo, as saying construction of the plant would significantly enhance environmental sustainability, improve public health, and limit the need for landfill sites, whilst producing scarce base load renewable energy.
“This project will represent the first waste-to-energy project in the Economic Community of West African States and there are plans to develop a second plant in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital,” he said.