Katanga and Mutanda, our copper assets in the DRC, are working on a major infrastructure project to generate hydroelectric power that both we and our surrounding communities will use. We have been working on the project, Inga II, for four years.
We have invested $368 million in the project, with $65 million spent in 2015.
We have also supplied technical expertise and resources, to refurbish the Inga II hydroelectric plant and turbines and upgrade transmission lines to allow access to power generated by a dam on the river Congo.
Once fully ramped up, Inga II will supply 450MW of electricity. This will help to supply local communities as well as our operations.