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The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund plays an important role in sub-Saharan Africa's economic development.

The projects we support frequently use advanced technologies in their methods of construction and operation. Such technologies, that are common in the developed world, bring new skills to emerging economies and can significantly improve productivity.

Here you will find the stories of many of the projects we have supported in recent years.

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Accessing more affordable, more reliable electricity for tens of millions of people.

Country: Nigeria / Sector: Power

Raising long-term loan finance can still be difficult in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, as was the case with the 2014 financing of a 450MW gas fired independent power plant in Nigeria. In addition to providing senior and subordinated loans totalling US$30 million, EAIF played a key role in negotiating the loan structure, which significantly contributed towards the project going forward.

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First new generation large cement plant for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo / Sector: Infrastructure Components and Equipment

It is at least 40 years since the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had a new large cement plant. It is a sign of confidence in the economy that a private sector foreign direct investor decided to build a new facility.

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Communications towers acquisition in the DRC

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo / Sector: Telecoms

In 2013, EAIF supported Helios Towers Africa’s (HTA) acquisition of 700 telecommunications towers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The majority of the towers have been reactivated, refurbished and leased out to a mobile communications provider.

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Rolling mill recycles, cuts imports and makes flared gas productive

Country: Nigeria / Sector: Infrastructure Components and Equipment

African Foundries have developed a steel mill in Nigeria that recycles scrap metal, turning it into “rebars”. These are used to reinforce concrete, which is used for a multitude of purposes when developing infrastructure, including dams, tunnels, ports and harbours, roads, airports, railways and large buildings like power stations and water treatment facilities.

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Addax Bioenergy – powering up Sierra Leone

Country: Sierra Leone / Sector: Agribusiness Power

The Addax Bioenergy operation consists of a sugarcane estate, an ethanol refinery and a biomass power plant. At full capacity, the sugar cane harvested from the 10,000 hectare estate will be processed to produce 85,000m3 of bioethanol annually, for export and domestic markets. During operations, the residual fibres from sugarcane processing, called bagasse, is used to fuel a 32MW electricity plant, which will supply up to 15MW of power to the national grid, helping to stabilise the country’s electricity supply.

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ALAF builds steel roofing plant

Country: Tanzania / Sector: Infrastructure Components and Equipment

In 2010, as part of a US$35 million factory construction project, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund made a US$5 million senior debt facility available to ALAF. The company now has a facility capable of producing 70,000 tons of metal roofing products annually.

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Manufacturing water pipes in Algeria

Country: Algeria / Sector: Infrastructure Components and Equipment

The availability of clean water can profoundly change lives and societies, improving health and hygiene, reducing domestic toil and raising crop fertility and reliability. Abundant, clean, available water can stimulate development in the food processing and tourism and hospitality sectors.

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