Ethiopia: Messebo in solid AF supply agreement

Ethiopia: Messebo in solid AF supply agreement
Published: 23 February 2016


The Egyptian Company for Solid Waste Recycling (ECARU), a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings’ Tawazon, has signed a five-year contract with Ethiopia’s Messebo Cement to supply biomass to gradually replace coal.

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
alternative solid fuel.

ECARU has been supplying biomass as a source of energy to Egypt’s leading cement companies for the past five years.

The contract with Messebo Cement, which is located in Mekele, 780km from Addis Ababa, with a production capacity of 2Mta of cement 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 have operations in Egypt and an international project book in Oman, Malaysia, Sudan, Nigeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Syria.