Emefcy partnered with TodayTomorrow Ventures Inc. in a $400,000 deal to construct a wastewater treatment facility at the EPRI 1 condominium complex in Addis Ababa.
By Sahron Udasin (Jerusalem Post) |
Aiming to provide a more efficient and reliable alternative to the aging septic systems of Addis Ababa, Israeli company Emefcy will be building an innovative sewage plant to serve a residential neighborhood in the Ethiopian capital.
The Caesarea-based firm is teaming up with partner TodayTomorrow Ventures Inc. in a $400,000 deal to construct a wastewater treatment facility at the EPRI 1 condominium complex in Addis Ababa. In addition to treating half the sewage generated by the sprawling complex, which contains 32 buildings and 7,000 residents, the plant will generate recycled water capable of irrigating the neighborhood’s landscape, the company said.
“This Emefcy plant is a model for the benefits we can deliver for the people of Ethiopia,” said Ilan Wilf, Emefcy’s vice president of sales. “At a low cost, untreated sewage can be turned into high-quality recycled water.”
The plant will utilize Emefcy’s Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor, an aeration-based technology capable of treating sewage while using 80% less energy than conventional plants and reducing sludge by up to 50%, according to the company.
“Existing septic systems throughout the country are often unreliable, overflowing and not environmentally friendly,” Wilf said. “In Addis Ababa alone, existing plants treat less than 10% of the estimated wastewater.”
This is Emefcy’s second such plant in Ethiopia, with another currently under construction at Mekelle University’s Ayder Hospital in Tigray, also in collaboration with TodayTomorrow Ventures. In the late fall, Emefcy completed the installation of a municipal treatment plant in St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. The company also operates facilities in Caesarea and Moshav Yogev, in Israel.
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