Turkey: Golu Gas Storage Expansion (AIIB-000062)

  • Turkey
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 1, 2018
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Boru Hatlari ile Petrol Tasima A.S. (BOTAS)
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  • Construction
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 600.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 2,500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jul 1, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 13, 2017

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Project Description

This project finances expansions to Turkey's gas storage capacity through the Tuz Golu Gas Storage Expansion Facilities. This includes surface and subsurface facilities, water and brine pipelines, and gas and electricity transmission lines. The project also finances the creation of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plans.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • World Bank (WB)

In addition to the proposed AIIB funding, the World Bank is considering providing a loan of US $600 million.

Private Actors
Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Hari Bhaskar
Project Team Leader / Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0167
E-Mail: hari.bhaskar@aiib.org

World Bank
Abdulaziz Faghi
Task Team Leader / Senior Energy Specialist
Tel: +1 202 473 2236
E-Mail: afaghi@worldbank.org

Borrower and Implementing Agency (BOTAS)
Mehmet Gazi Dulger
Head of Underground Gas Storage Department, BOTAS
Tel: +90 312 297 2018
E-Mail: mgazi.dulger@botas.gov.tr


In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.