Emefcy secures wastewater treatment contract in Ethiopia


Wastewater treatment solutions provider Emefcy Group has signed its contract of approximately $400,000 in Ethiopia, for wastewater treatment and reuse.

The firm will provide its proprietary membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) technology in partnership with TodayTomorrow Ventures, for a new wastewater treatment plant at a large residential compound located in Addis Ababa.

Upon completion later this year, the current septic systems of the plant are claimed to be replaced by an energy-efficient and reliable treatment and reuse system.

The MABR solution is expected to improve the quality of life for residents and serve as a strategic reference site for customers in countries such as Ethiopia and Africa.

Emefcy sales vice-president Ilan Wilf said: “This Emefcy plant is a model for the benefits we can deliver for the people of Ethiopia. At a low cost, untreated sewage can be turned into high-quality recycled water.

“Existing septic systems throughout the country are often unreliable, overflowing and not environmentally friendly. In Addis Ababa alone, existing plants treat less than 10% of the estimated wastewater, resulting in the discharge of much untreated sewage.

"The Emefcy MABR solution can improve quality of life by protecting the local living environment while creating a low-cost supply of water for non-consumption uses.”

The new plant is designed to treat half the wastewater from the complex of 32 buildings and 7,000 residents, by replacing the current septic tanks with onsite wastewater recycling.

Expected to be commissioned in third quarter of this year, the MABR-based system will treat 185,000 litres per day.