Oman: Manah-1 Solar PV Independent Power Plant (AIIB-000468)

  • Middle East and North Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Oman
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Ad Dakhiliyah region
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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EDF Renouvelables, Korea Western Power Company Ltd.
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the AIIB, the Project involves the development, design, engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance of a 500 MWac Manah solar I photovoltaic power plant in the Ad Dakhiliyah region of the Sultanate of Oman.

The Project is being developed by EDF Renouvelables and Korea Western Power Company Ltd., through a special purpose vehicle, which has entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement commencing from the scheduled commercial operations date with Oman Water and Power Procurement Company SAOC in March 2023. Post the PPA expiry, the Project Company will be eligible to sell the electricity under the spot market regime in Oman.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by Bloomberg, EDF Renouvelables produces renewable energy electricity. The Company generates electricity from wind and solar energy, hydro power, and biomass material, as well as offers development, construction, production, operation, and maintenance of power plants. EDF Energies Nouvelles serves customers in Europe and North America.

Korea Western Power Co., Ltd generates and supplies electricity. The Company provides electric energy to residential, commercial, and industrial uses. Korea Western Power manages thermal power stations, pumped-storage power plants, and combined cycle power plants in South Korea.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Oman Power and Water Procurement Company Buyer Infrastructure
Korea Western Power Co Ltd Client Energy contracts with EDF Energy Renewables Client Energy

Contact Information
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AIIB Team Leaders:

Mehek Marwaha - Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Email: mehek.marwaha

Yi Han - Investment Operations Specialist

Borrowers -

EDF Renouvelables:


Antonio Valentin Diaz - Head of Projects Delivery

Francisco Luque - Technical Lead

Vahe Hadajian - Senior Business Developer

Korea Western Power Company Ltd.:


So, Dong Uk - Project Manager

So, Dong-Uk (Daniel) - Project Director


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