Oman: Ibri II 500MW Solar PV Independent Power Plant Project (AIIB-000297)

Countries
  • Oman
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ibri
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Mar 16, 2020
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Borrower
ACWA Power
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the objectives of the Project are to:

  1. increase the availability of the renewable power generation capacity and improve the balance between supply and demand during the peak hours in Oman's Main Interconnected System grid which serves Muscat and northern Oman.

  2. reduce the dependence on gas and other fossil fuels for electricity generation and move to a more balanced and environmentally sustainable energy mix.

The Ibri II Solar PV Independent Power Plant Project (the Project) is a 500 mega-watt greenfield solar photovoltaics power plant in Ibri, Oman which is being developed by Shams Ad-Dhahira Generating Company SAOC (the Borrower), a special purpose vehicle incorporated under the laws of Oman.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) awarded the Project to the consortium led by International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) following a detailed financial, technical and legal evaluation of bid proposals received through international competitive tender. The Project is implemented under Build, Own and Operate model under a bilateral arrangement of offtake by OPWP for 15 years from the Scheduled Commercial Operation Date on June 1, 2021. The Power Purchase Agreement was signed between OPWP and the Borrower on April 30, 2019.

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Private Actors
Contact Information

PROJECT TEAM LEADER
Seung Myun Lee
Senior Private Sector Operations Specialist
sean.lee@aiib.org 

BORROWER
ACWA Power
Neeraj K. Nishad
Project Manager
nknishad@acwapower.com 

 

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.