” Abengoa, the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has signed an agreement with Ghana Water Limited Company (GWCL), Ghana’s public water trading company, to construct a desalination plant and to operate it for 25 years in the town of Nungua, south eastern Ghana, some 15 kilometres from the capital. This will be the first desalination project that the company has developed in West Africa.
“ The plant, which will require an investment of $115 million and will have a capacity to produce 60,000 cubic metres of water per day, represents an important step forward in improving the facilities for supplying drinking water in the country, which has a rapidly expanding population. The capital, Accra, has a population of approximately three million people and currently struggles to meet demand from the surrounding towns and villages. The new desalination plant will therefore help to supply local areas such as Teshie, Nungua and Tema.”
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