Inga 3 is an 11,050MW hydro power project. It is planned on Bundi river/basin in Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2026 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2030. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by AEE Power, China Three Gorges, Fortescue Future Industries and Sinohydro. The project is currently owned by AEE Power with a stake of 25%, China Three Gorges and Sinohydro.

Inga 3 is a run-of-river project.

The hydro power project consists of 16 turbines.

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

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2026. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2030.

Power purchase agreement

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

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About AEE Power

AEE Power SA (AEE), a subsidiary of Eurofinsa SA, is an EPC contractor and power developer. The company offers transmission, power generation and distribution services. It power generation includes thermal power and geothermal power, hydroelectric power, solar 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, Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland, Germany and Liberia. AEE is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) is a renewable energy company that develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company offers hydropower generation, equity investment, water resources management, project investment, construction and management, watershed cascade scheduling, electricity production, and provision of technical services among others. CTG also operates in water conservancy-related consulting services, emerging energy, resource recycling technology research and development, new energy, environmental protection technology development and others. Its renewable energy business comprises the construction, operation, and development of solar and wind energy projects. CTG develops hydropower projects at the Yangtze River and its tributaries and others. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, Hubei, China.

About Fortescue Future Industries

Fortescue Future Industries Pty Ltd (FFI), a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, is a provider of green energy. The company develops a portfolio of renewable energy and green hydrogen projects. Its portfolio of projects includes hydropower, geothermal, solar and wind assets that support the establishment of green energy and green product industries. In addition, it develops zero-emission green hydrogen from renewable sources and invests in decarbonization technologies to reduce the use of fossil fuels. The company has operations across Iceland, New Zealand and Australia. Fortescue Future Industries is headquartered in East Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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, dam construction, 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, Eurasia, America, West Asia, and North Africa. Sinohydro is headquartered in Beijing, China.

This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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