Chinese and Portuguese firms to invest $2bn in African energy

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood

China Three Gorges Corporation and Energias de Portugal (EDP) are to invest $2 billion (£1.24bn) in Africa by 2020.

Speaking at the Africa Investment Summit in Hong Kong, Joao Marques da Cruz, Executive Director for EDP said: “Mozambique will be a very important place,” according to the South China Daily Post.

The investment will be split down the middle and will mostly go towards dams built by the Three Gorges Corporation. The firm took its name from the colossal dam it built across China’s Yangtze river – the largest in the world (pictured).

The two firms already have a working relationship. In May last year the Portuguese government sold a 21.35% stake in EDP to the Three Gorges Corporation for €2.69 billion (£2.26bn) – making it the largest shareholder.

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