Chinese muscles have entered into Middle East renewables with the Alzheimer’s agreement

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China is still pushing for greater Middle East renewable energy.

A group led by state-owned power company China Three Gorgis Corporation is buying Dubai-based wind and solar maker Alkazar Energy Partners. Monday’s announcement confirmed the Bloomberg News last week.

Although financial details have not been released, Bloomberg reports that a deal could cost up to $ 1 billion, including Al Jazeera’s debt.

“The region really has high growth prospects,” Daniel Calderon, founder and CEO of Alkazar, told Bloomberg Television. Al-Kazar and his supporters saw many bidders and chose a “blue chip investor” who had a strategy to increase the portfolio in the region.

The agreement could serve as a source of inspiration for China to boost clean energy investment in the Middle East. Although Chinese companies have invested in oil and gas over the years, such as Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, they have invested heavily in renewable energy.

Previously, Chinese investments included two solar-panel manufacturers, Ginco Solar Holding Company and Ginco Power Technology, which have a small stake in solar projects in the United Arab Emirates.

Power grid

Many Middle Eastern governments, including major oil producers in the Persian Gulf, are trying to reduce fossil fuels in their power plants. China-based Gorges South Asia Investment Limited (CSAIL), which leads the Alkazar transaction, said the region could attract $ 175 billion in clean energy investments in the coming decades.

A.D. Founded in 2014, Alkazar has a total generating capacity of around 410 megawatts in Egypt and Jordan. Its investors include Abu Dhabi Mubadala Investment Company, Bluestone Management Limited in Dubai and a fund linked to the World Bank International Finance Corporation.

Alcazar projects have saved more than 15.6 million tons of carbon dioxide by helping 275,000 households, Calderon said. He was previously an executive of the Renewable Energy Company and General Electric in Abu Dhabi, owned by Mubadala.

CSAIL is a third-party foreign investment company in China. The goal is primarily to acquire and develop renewable energy resources in Asia. IFC and China Sovereignty Fund Silk Road are minority shareholders.

China’s Gorgis listed a renewable energy subsidiary in Shanghai earlier this year, raising $ 3.6 billion. He has been earning foreign assets for more than a decade. It has invested an estimated ቢሊዮን 1 billion ($ 1.2 billion) on solar projects in Spain since early 2020.

Standard Chartered Plc advised Alkazar in the deal. Due to the cholera epidemic, the process took longer than expected and began a strategic review last year.

CSAIL has been advised by Natix and its partners Vermilion Partners and EFG Hermes. Freshfeds Brooks House Dnerer provides legal advice to Alexander.

(Updates to add other Chinese projects in the USA in Article 7)

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