First desalination plant in West Africa officially inaugurated

On Friday, April 17, Abengoa, a global company that applies technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, officially inaugurated the Accra Sea Water Desalination plant -- the first desalination facility in the country of Ghana and the West Africa region.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2015 -- On Friday, April 17, Abengoa, a global company that applies technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, officially inaugurated the Accra Sea Water Desalination plant -- the first desalination facility in the country of Ghana and the West Africa region as a whole (see: "Abengoa begins construction on the first desalination plant in western Africa").

The plant, which has already been treating water for the last two months, is able to supply 60,000 m3/day of fresh water, sufficient for 500,000 residents within the vicinity of Accra and the surrounding areas. The desalinated water is being sold to Ghana Water Company Ltd., under a 25-year build-own-operate-transfer model for distribution to households and businesses. The project is expected to create some 400 direct and indirect jobs with revenue forecast of about $1.3 million over the 25-year period.

Several key political and civic leaders from all over the country attended the inauguration ceremony, a testimony to the importance of the project. His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, president of Ghana, was one of many who commended the plant for the influence that this safe and reliable supply of water will have in the region.

Manuel Sanchez Ortega, vice chairman and CEO of Abengoa, commented, "We are honored to be able to work with Ghana towards sustainability and economic development. This project is the perfect example of Abengoa's commitment to help fight water scarcity in those places faced with shortage issues. I am confident that this plant will inspire other countries in the region thanks to its unique development model and advanced technology."

See also:

"$1m desalination contracts bagged in India/Ghana by Energy Recovery"

"Drinking water pipeline project signed between Ghana and Togo"


About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM) (Nasdaq: ABGB), applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels, and producing drinking water from sea water. For more information, visit www.abengoa.com.

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