Ethiopian Cement Company Gets Energy from Waste

The Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU), a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings’ Tawazon, will supply Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement Company with a waste to thermal energy solution. As reported, it has signed a five-year contract with Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement to supply Biomass which will be used as a source of energy to replace coal gradually.

As stipulated by the agreement between the two companies, ECARU will be the technology and service provider responsible for collecting, transporting and processing local biomass that will be converted to environmentally friendly alternative solid fuel. According to Qalaa Holding, the contract with Messebo Cement, which is located in Mekelle, 780 kilometer from Addis Ababa with a production capacity of two million tons of cement per annum, is renewable beyond the stipulated five-year time period under the same terms and conditions.

Tawazon, Qalaa Holdings’ subsidiary company for investment in the regional solid waste management industry, controls two companies: the Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU), a solid waste management service provider, and Engineering Tasks Group (ENTAG), a solid waste management technology provider.

Together, these two companies form a waste management enterprise with extensive operations in Egypt and an international project book in Oman, Malaysia, Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Syria.