Energy sector gets a BRICS boost

A high-level Chinese delegation led by Secretary General of the China Electricity Council (CEC), Wang Zhixuan is to travel to South Africa in June to “explore opportunities” in the sector.
That’s after President Jacob Zuma ’s visit in April to China, where he attended a BRICS, or Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa Leaders’ Summit.

China Development Bank has also recently announced its to channel $1,5-billion to China’s BRICS partners to fund infrastructure projects.

CEC will lead a group of top Chinese power companies to participate at Energex Africa expo in June.

The delegation is expected to include specialists in power generation, transmission and distribution and the fields include conventional thermal and hydro power generation, to renewable energy such as wind and solar power.

Chinese expertise lies in coal-fired power stations, and the country has targeted new power generation methods such as solar and hydro-electric schemes for growth.

Irrigation experts such as HydroChina Kunming Engineering Corporation will join the delegation and plans to explore engineering, procurement, construction, project management and inspection of hydropower, irrigation, wind and solar power projects.