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British commercial mission is in Guatemala to explore clean energy investment opportunities

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A delegation of six companies from the UK is in Guatemala to explore investment opportunities in renewable energy.

In the context of large infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the country the companies that make up the mission are Mabey Bridge (infrastructure and bridges), Globeleq Mesoamerica (renewable energy), Wagtech Projects (water monitoring systems), Carbon Trade Limited (renewable energy), Rolls-Royce (engines for power generation) and Aggreko (electricity generation).

On 28 and 29 October the mission will meet with representatives of the private sector, members of government, international and investment agencies to explore the potential of the country and could lead to British businesses and investment in Guatemala in the context of infrastructure projects, such as the inter oceanic corridor.

With the support of Invest in Guatemala, the commercial mission was organized by the newly established Central American Business Council, a private organization based in London that seeks to promote Central American and British companies to explore new trade and investment opportunities in their complementary markets.

To mark the visit, the British Ambassador to Guatemala, Sarah Dickson, said:

“British trade relations with Guatemala are increasing. Guatemala is the largest economy in Central America with stable and steady growth and with a government dedicated to attracting foreign investment. I am convinced that here are significant opportunities for British business and I’m glad that some of them are visiting the country to meet them”.