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November 18, 2021

Inga 3, Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Carmen

Inga 3 is an 11,050MW hydro power project. It is planned on Bundi river/basin in Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 11,050 11,050 Permitting Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo AEE Power; China Three Gorges; Sinohydro


The project is being developed by AEE Power, China Three Gorges and Sinohydro. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Inga 3 is a run-of-river project. The project cost is expected to be around $14,000m.

The hydro power project consists of 16 turbines.

The project has 16 electric generators that will be installed at the project site.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Power Purchase Agreement

Eskom Holdings SOC and Societe Nationale d’Electricite are expected to be the power offtakers from the project.

About AEE Power

AEE Power SA (AEE), a subsidiary of Eurofinsa SA, is an EPC contractor and power developer. The company offers power generation, transmission and distribution services. It power generation includes hydroelectric power, solar power, thermal power and geothermal power. AEE provides transmission through a network of high voltage lines and high voltage substations. The company offers distribution services through medium voltage lines, low voltage lines and public lighting networks, airport runway lighting, catenaries, traction and signaling substations. It operates through its branch offices located in Congo, Kenya, Zambia, Angola, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland, Germany and Liberia. AEE is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Sinohydro

Sinohydro Corp Ltd (Sinohydro), a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China, is a state-owned engineering and construction company executing large- and medium-scale hydropower projects. Its portfolio of services includes general construction; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC); and investment. The company carries out the construction of water conservancy, hydropower stations, power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate projects. The company also offers project financing, design, implementation, and operation of infrastructures such as power, transportation, civil work, mining, and real estate. The company has regional offices in several countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa, America, Eurasia, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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