State-owned hydropower giant China Gezhouba Group is planning to set up two new branches in Africa and the Middle East.
According to a stock exchange disclosure, one of the branches, China Gezhouba Group Company Limited-Umm Al Quwain, will be located in Umm Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates. The other branch, China Gezhouba Group Company Limited Ivory Coast Branch, will be based out of the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan.
The Umm Al Quwain branch will focus on businesses including sea water desalination, thermal power plants, wastewater treatment, construction of roads, tunnels, electric transmission lines, and other public facilities. Song Weixin, an engineer at China Gezhouba Group International Engineering, will be in charge of this branch.
On 14 November last year, parent company of China Gezhouba Group, China Energy Engineering Corporation, said in a stock exchange disclosure that China Gezhouba Group had entered into an EPC contract for the 150MIGD Seawater Desalination Project in Umm Al Quwain.
The Umm Al Quwain project will develop a seawater desalination plant with a daily production capacity of 150MIGD (about 682,000 tonnes per day). Contracted by Saudi Arabian power and desalinated water plant investor, ACWA Power, the total contact amount of the project is USD 625m. The EPC project’s winning consortium comprised China Gezhouba International Co. and French desalination technologies supplier, SIDEM. The amount contracted to China Gezhouba Internationa Co. is USD 369.5m. The contract term is 33 months.