€320 million energy deal between Chinese state-owned company and government finalised • includes new joint ventures for production of renewable energy and servicing power plants.
Malta Today 11/03/2014: The deal between China Power Investment Corporation and government was
signed today, paving the way for a confirmed €320 million investment in
Malta's state-owned energy company Enemalta.
The Chinese shareholding will be of 33%, and Enemalta's debt
is expected to be halved and be brought down to approximately €300
The deal was brokered during Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s
visit in China in September 2013, when a Memorandum of Understanding was
signed by energy minister Konrad Mizzi and Lu Qizhou, Chief Executive
Officer of China Power Investment Corporation.
The deal will be brought into parliament for a resolution to
be passed by MPs and amendments presented to the Enemalta Act..read on.