Achiras Wind Power Project (IIC-12063-02)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Argentina
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Rio Cuarto Department, in Cordoba Province, Argentina
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jun 13, 2017
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Borrower
Central Puerto Achiras S.A.U.
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 27.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 27.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 81.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IIC website

Updated in EWS Sep 20, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 4, 2017


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Project Description

According to IIC website, the Achiras Wind Power Project consists of the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 47,25MW wind farm and related facilities, including a 132KV 16 km-long transmission line that will be located in the Rio Cuarto Department, in the southwest area of the Cordoba Province in Argentina. The Project will have positive impacts on development, such as: (i) adding 47,25MW of renewable capacity to the Argentine grid in order to diversify the energy matrix that relies mostly on hydro and thermal power generation, and representing 20% of the total installed capacity goal of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) by 2025, and (ii) displacing around 100,000 equivalent tons of carbon emissions per year.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest

The Project total cost is estimated in US$81 million, to be financed with an IDB Group "A" Loan of approximately US$27 million. This financing will be supplemented by an IFC "A" Loan, and the participation of a local bank for local content equipment financing, and capital contributions.

Private Actors
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No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 

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