Power grids are failing or non-existent in the developing countries. Waste collection is a challenge and scarce foreign currency is wasted on fuel imports. Therefore, solutions supporting micro-grids and local SMEs, while improving both the state of the environment and the national balance of payments, are highly sought after.
The solution relies on a collection area of roughly ~200,000 inhabitants, while producing
• thermal energy
• potable water
enough for a city of ~20,000 people. Naturally, the energy is also available in the form of steam (400oC / 40 bar) for e.g. industrial processes.
It is a robust and modular mediumscale power plant using 15,000 to 100,000 tons of waste annually, depending on the quality of the waste. It is designed for a 30-year lifespan in the
harshest of conditions. The design is based on 20’ and 40’ sea containers, which simultaneously act as
• easily transportable units
• secure enclosures
• installation platform for technical solutions
• protective housing on-site
The business model relies on high level of key component pre-fabrication, locally sourcing the unsophisticated materials, short construction and installation time on-site, simple maintenance and advanced automation requiring very little manpower.
Waste incineration tech is a proven tech used in Scandinavia and Europe as a whole for the last 130 + years.
Witech, an international company headquartered in South Africa can now assist in bringing this robust Finnish technology to communities by inviting interested parties with access to industrial, commercial, retail and or municipal solid waste (MSW) as well as companies needing additional energy for their operations to contact for possible collaboration in this field.
WITECH is representing Finnish waste-to-energy solutions provider and circular economy front runner WOIMA.