Installation of Waste to Energy plant in Addu City commences

Installation of Addu Waste to Energy Project | Photo: Environment Ministry

Addu City, Maldives – The Installation of the Waste to Energy plant at Addu Regional Waste Management Facility commenced on Monday.

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology announced this while the Ministry in March 2021 pledged that the Addu Waste to Energy Plant would be complete in 2022.

The plant would generate 1.5 Megawatts of electricity per hour, out of which 1 Megawatt would be utilized by Fenaka Power House and the remaining 500 Kilowatt will go to the facility.

The 2022 budget has MVR 16 million assigned for this project. Additionally, the Addu Waste to Energy project was also selected under the 7th cycle of the Energy Transition Accelerator Financing platform (ETAF) on the sidelines of COP26.

Once the facility is operational waste from islands in Huvadhoo and Fuvahmulah and Hulhudhoo & Meedhoo will be transferred through purpose-built vessels to this facility on a scheduled basis. This waste to energy plant is a part of the south regional waste management facility and one of three main regional facilities that the government pledged to establish.