GERMAN INVESTORS PLANNING 70 MW WASTE TO ENERGY PLANT IN NAIROBI, KENYA
German Ambassador Andreas Peschke and Frank D. Masuhr, managing partner of Sustainable Energy Management UG – Twitter
A proposal to build a 70 MW waste to energy plant in Nairobi has been welcomed by the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to information on the President’s website, during a meeting at State House, German investors led by Frank Masuhr, managing partner at Sustainable Energy Management Company UG, it was disclosed that the company intends to set up a $400 million waste to energy plant.
There is little information available on Berlin based Sustainable Energy Management Company UG (SMC).
However, according to the President’s office a director of German government-owned development bank, KFW, Haje Schutte said that the project will be expedited to ensure private sector partners with government in energy generation.
In an earlier statement on the project dating back to August last year, the Indo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries said that the planned facility will consist of three large plants – a waste sorting plant, a synthesis gas plant and a power generator plant – and will require 12.36 acres of land with proper road access and connection to the national grid.
It was claimed that the facility, which is to be located at the Dandora dumpsite, will create a total of 1000 direct and indirect jobs.
The President said that the Kenyan government encouraged the private sector participation to boost the country’s electrical generation capacity.
He added that the project will process 2000 tonnes of waste per day and generate 70 MW of power to the national grid.
To expedite the project Kenyatta asked government officials to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy, saying it undermined economic growth and asked them to ensure the government’s agenda of wooing more investors is not bogged down by avoidable procedures.
“We have to ensure that we do away with unnecessary bureaucracy. It does not benefit anybody,” said that President.