The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has signed a deal for the construction of the $14bn Inga 3 hydroelectric dam. The DRC has awarded the project to a consortium led by China Three Gorges, alongside a European consortium, led by Activades de Construccion y Servicos (ACS) of Spain.
The Inga 3 project is set to see the project nearly triple DRC’s generating capacity by powering its mining industry and supply to South Africa as well and is part of a major programme to expand hydroelectric dams along the Congo River.
The hydroelectric dam project is set to generate nearly 5GW in installed capacity. The companies involved including China Three Gorges, ACS, Power China, and AEE Power.