Egypt Round II Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs Program: ARC for Renewable Energy (AIIB-00046)

Countries
  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Sep 4, 2017
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Borrower
ARC for Renewable Energy S.A.E.
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 19.00 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)
$ 75.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Nov 13, 2017


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Project Description
Egypt Round II Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs Program (the Project) consists of 11 photovoltaic solar power plants (the Sub-projects), 9 x 50MWac and 2 x 20MWac, all to be located in the Benban Solar Park near Aswan, with an aggregate power generation capacity of 490MWac. The solar power plants will be developed by different Sponsors and all output generated will be sold to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The Project entails the development, financing, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 50MWac solar PV power plant located in Benban Solar Park. All output generated by the Project will be sold to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The project will apply IFC’s Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability, including the relevant Performance Standards.
Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
The Project cost is up to $70-75 USD million. The Bank is considering a senior loan of up to $17.5-19 USD million. The Project will be co-financed by IFC and other lenders for up to $41 USD million, and the balance will be covered by equity.
Private Actors
The Project is being developed by ARC for Renewable Energy S.A.E. (the Borrower), a special purpose vehicle owned by a joint venture between SECI Energia S.p.A. (25%), Enerray S.p.A. (25%) and Desert Technologies Industries Co. Ltd (50%), collectively, the Sponsors.
Contact Information
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Ms. Carmen de Castro Project Team Leader / Investment Operations Specialist E-Mail: carmen.decastro@aiib.org Sponsors Company: Enerray SpA Point of Contact: Pietro Di Le Address: Via J.F Kennedy, n. 10 Zola Predosa (BO), Italy Email: pdileo@enerray.com Phone: +39 (0)51 616 2605 General IFC Inquiries IFC Communications 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20433 Telephone: 202-473-3800 Fax: 202-974-4384 AIIB OVERSIGHT MECHANISM 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.