>>>Officials from the 16 CEE countries and China, and more than 100 companies will examine opportunities for bilateral and regional cooperation
By Emea Riga
Between November 8-10, Romania hosts the first meeting of energy ministers in 16 Central and East-Eastern European countries and China in the margins of the Romanian Energy Center (CRE) meeting under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the 16+ 1. The information was presented to us by Corneliu Bodea, President of the Romanian Energy Center
In 2016, China has set up a 10 billion-euro investment fund for energy infrastructure, agriculture, tourism and transport projects. Within this 16 + 1 format, Romania chose the energy sector and set up the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation on Energy Projects - CDCEP.
In 2017, the Romanian Government has appointed the CRE to coordinate the CDCEP and to organize the Forum in Bucharest, under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an event dedicated to projects in the energy industry.
China's resolute commitment was translated by confirming the participation of Mr. Nur BEKRI, Vice-President with the rank of Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission and Administrator of the National Energy Administration (NEA) of China, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Chinese and through the presence of the strongest 50 energy production, transport and distribution companies.
These include China Southern Power Grid Co.Ltd, a company that owns 295 million kilowatts of power plant, Power Construction Corporation of China, the world's largest electrical installer, the Shenhua Group Corporation Ltd, China's largest coal producer, Shanghai Electric Group Co.Ltd-one of the largest contractors in the world, Shenergy Group Co.Ltd - the first Chinese listed company on the Commodity Exchange with substantial investments in oil, electricity and natural gas, Yingli Group - one of the first global solar panel companies and China Energy Engineering Group Co., a company that owns China's largest hydropower plant.
Romania will be present through the most important energy companies: Nuclearelectrica, ROMPTEROL KAZMUNAI GAZ Group, Adrem, Oltenia Energetic Complex, Romgaz, Transelectrica, Conpet, Hidroelectrica, Electroalfa, Eximprod, Energobit.
Also, the CDCEP 16 + 1 Forum benefits from the presence of strong players on the European energy market such as Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia.
The event is a unique opportunity for commercial cooperation, promoting Romanian energy companies. At the same time, it is also an opportunity to develop relations at the highest government level through the initiative to create a dynamic relationship platform for business in Central and Eastern Europe and China to advance cooperation between the two regions on the principles of format 16 +1 in the energy field.