Sustainable waste management and renewable energy for the Seychelles

G.E.O.S meets representatives of the government of the Republic of Sychelles: Waste management and renewable energies are key issues for the future of the Indian Ocean island paradise

The Managing Director of G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Jan Richter, recently had the opportunity to meet the Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mister Ahmed Afif. Important topics such as waste management and the generation of renewable energies were discussed. For many years, G.E.O.S. has been successfully consulting clients and business partners on these topics. Numerous plans and solutions have been implemented in a wide variety of projects.


Approaches for sustainable waste management

The archipelago of the Seychelles struggles massively with large amounts of waste, which are produced, among other things, by the numerous tourists. On the main island of Mahé, about 400,000 tons of waste are produced per year. In order to limit and eliminate the amount of waste, first attempts have already been made to sort the waste. During the meeting in April 2023, the government representatives and G.E.O.S. discussed how to further reduce the volume and mass of waste through consequent screening and sorting.


Renewable energies on the rise

In addition, the participants discussed the current dependence on heavy fuel oil for energy generation for the islands as well as the potential of renewable energies in gradually replacing that oil. Offshore wind turbines as well as biogas plants look particularly promising in this regard.


G.E.O.S. will continue to work on these key issues for the future of the island paradise of Seychelles and provide comprehensive advice to those in positions of responsibility.