After recent consultations with local Government in Cambodia, GEI Mekong has earmarked Siem Reap Province as the first location for one of its waste to energy plants.
Siem Reap is home to the amazing Angkor Wat Temples; one of the seven wonders of the world that see ‘s in excess of 2 million international tourists every year.
But with increased tourist numbers comes a higher demand for electricity, which has caused Siem Reap to experience regular shortages and blackouts, particularly in the hotter months when air conditioners are operating; and increased waste and rubbish, which currently sits at 300 to 400 metric tonnes of wet waste a day, being dumped in a landfill site approximately 15km’s from the city centre.
GEI will initially look to invest in one waste to energy plant in Siem Reap, handling 50 metric tonnes of wet waste per day and converting it into 4MW’s of clean electricity, with plans to build 4 more plants in the future, with total project investment of $70 million usd.
“We are very excited about the prospect of building our waste to energy plants in Siem Reap. Not only will our plants provide much needed locally produced electricity and help provide an environmentally friendly waste solution, but it will provide jobs to locals. “said Steve Morrish, Director of GEI Mekong.
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