Viet Nam: Thuan Bac Solar Project (AIIB-000773)

  • East Asia and Pacific
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  • Vietnam
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Thuan Bac district, Ninh Thuan province
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  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Xuan Thien Ninh Thuan JSC
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Dec 14, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the AIIB, the objective of the project is to provide long-term financing and enhance climate resilience for existing solar photovoltaic (PV) assets in Viet Nam by upgrading and operating the Project solar PV plants.

The Project involves the upgrading and operating of 200MW solar PV plants located in the southern-central coastal area in the Thuan Bac district, Ninh Thuan province of Viet Nam. The solar PV plants have been in operation since achieving commercial operations dates in April and June 2020.

The proposed AIIB loan will support project operation and upgrade capital expenditures to mitigate climate vulnerability and enhance Project climate resilience.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the Financial Times, EDP Renovaveis SA, also known as EDPR, is a Spain-based company active in the renewable energy sector. The Company concentrates on the production of energy from renewable resources. The Company's activities comprise the development, operation and maintenance of such electric power stations as hydroelectric, wind, solar, tidal, biomass and waste plants, among others. It operates [worldwide, with major operations] in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom, Brasil, the United States, as well as Canada.

The borrower, Xuan Thien Ninh Thuan JSC, is part of the Xuan Thien Group. Founded in December 2005, Xuan Thien Group invests in renewable energy infrastructure (including wind, solar, and hydropower), mechanical engineering, civil and industrial construction, professional and skilled machinery installation. The group operates in Vietnam through its subsidiary companies.


Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
EDP Renováveis, S.A. Contractor Energy contracts with Xuan Thien Group Parent Company Energy

Contact Information
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AIIB Team Leaders:

Ji Qi - Investment Operations Specialist

Zhou Lin - Investment Operations Specialist

Borrower - Xuan Thien Ninh Thuan JSC:

Dinh Nguyen - Country Manager
Email: /
Address: My Nhon Hamlet, Bac Phong Commune, Thuan Bac District, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
Phone: +84 2596 267 996

Implementing Agency - EDP Renováveis, S.A.:

Susana López Blanco - APAC Finance Director
Address: Centro Empresarial Parque Norte Building, Madrid 28033, Spain
+34 902830700
Fax: +34 914238410



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