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November 22, 2021

Inga 8, Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Carmen

Ingan 8 is a 6,747MW hydro power project. It is planned on Congo river/basin in Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2027 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2031.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 6,747 6,747 Announced Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo Fortescue Metals Group


The project is being developed and currently owned by Fortescue Metals Group .

The project cost is expected to be around $10,881.899m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2027. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2031.

About Fortescue Metals Group

Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue) in a producer of iron. The company carries out the exploration, planning, building, mining, processes, transportation and markets iron ore. It owns and operates mining assets in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The company operates in Solomon Hub in the Hamersley Ranges and Chichester Hub in the Chichester Ranges. Fortescue exports its iron ore to customers in China, Japan, South Korea and India. The company has mining assets in South America including Ecuador, Colombia and Argentina. It also operates heavy haul railway and Fortescue Ore Carriers at Port Hedland. Fortescue is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


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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