American group General Electric continues to invest in Angola

27 January 2017

US group General Electric will continue to invest in Angola, where it is involved in projects worth over US$1 billion, said CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, at the end of an audience granted by the Angolan President.

Jeffrey Immelt said that the group is involved in projects in the energy production sector, public lighting, transport and solutions for healthcare. Power production, he said, would eventually have an installed capacity of 1.5 gigawatts.

He said that the meeting with the Angolan president served to update information about the projects that General Electric is developing in Angola, especially in the sectors of energy and transport.

This year a batch of locomotives of 100 ordered by Angola is due to be delivered, under a memorandum signed in February 2013 in Chicago, after the first 15 were delivered to the management companies of Luanda, Lobito and Moçâmedes railroads.

The locomotives for Angola are being built in General Electric Transportation facilities in Erie, Pennsylvania. (macauhub)