291121 - Lomé - Traitements déchets

Direction Togo on an exemplary waste treatment site

Infrastructures Division

Our Togolese teams are proud to have welcomed a delegation of representatives of the French Development Agency, the European Union, the European Investment Bank and the West African Development Bank for a visit to the Aképé technical landfill centre in Lomé on 24 November.

Built and operated since 2018 by the Eiffage teams in Togo, in association with those of CWA and the Togolese company GER, the Aképé CET treats the household waste of the city of Lomé.

More than 1 million tonnes have already been landfilled in accordance with international environmental standards, including the biological treatment of leachates and the combustion of methane produced. In the course of 2022, it will be the subject of extension work to continue its operation and to open the site to the entire Greater Lomé agglomeration.

This centre is one of the first of its scale built in Africa. Designed for an operating life of 25 years, it allows the controlled treatment of waste generated by an agglomeration of more than 1.5 million inhabitants according to the best international standards.

It also illustrates the skills transfer policy pursued by Eiffage with the support of CWA, whether during the construction phase or now in the operation phase with the support of our local partner GER in the operation of the site to promote the emergence of a local sector.

Thanks to Mr Payadowa Boukpessi, Togolese Minister of State, for taking part in this visit, as well as to Rémy Rioux, Director General of AFD – Agence Française de Développement, Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Koen DOENS, Director of International Partnerships at the European Commission, Serge Ekue de la West African Development Bank, Jeremie Pellet, Managing Director of Expertise France, Matthieu Discour, Regional Director for the Gulf of Guinea at AFD, and all local representatives of AFD and KFW.