Ghana: A Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kumasi

In 2019, the Hungarian Pureco-Unit Consortium started its first major investment on the African continent in Kumasi, Ghana.

The facility, dedicated to the city’s untreated wastewater, was designed and built under the name “Septopure technology”. As reported by Pureco Group, the wastewater treatment plant put into operation last year is a “significant milestone for both the Hungarian and Ghanaian sides, as this is the country’s first water industry development using Hungarian technology”. The Hungarian-Ghanaian project, realized for one of Ghana’s largest private enterprises, Jospong Group of Companies, was developed and implemented entirely on a bespoke basis, based on local needs.

“In addition to the technical design and implementation, it was important from the outset that the local colleagues were provided with all the necessary support they needed to run the system independently at a high standard,” Pureco underlined. To this end, the Hungarian unit organized a training program for ten Ghanaian engineers held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 11)