Parque Arauco Wind Projects (IDBI-12133-01)

  • Argentina
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU y Arauco Renovables SAU
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Dec 14, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Mar 7, 2018

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Project Description
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The Inter-American Investment Corporation ("BID Invest") is considering the granting of a loan to support the construction of (a) Phases 1 and 2 of the Arauco II Wind Project, a wind farm of approximately 99.75 MW of installed capacity. part of Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU - a specific purpose company -, (b) Phases 3 and 4 of the Arauco II Wind Project, a wind farm of approximately 95 MW of installed capacity by Arauco Renovables SAU - a specific purpose company ( both parks will be located in the same location as the current ones, Arauco I) and (c) a high voltage transmission line of 83 kilometers (132 kV) to connect the plants of the Arauco II Wind Project to the La Rioja distribution transformer station South that connects with the national network.

People Affected By This Project
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The Project has been preliminarily classified as Category B (Medium Risk) according to the IIC's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The project categorization will be confirmed based on the results of the environmental and social due diligence, when more information is available.

The Project prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for the wind farm and other EIA study for the transmission lines and auxiliary facilities. Both EIA studies have been approved by the corresponding environmental authorities.

Land acquisition and easement rights documentation, together with other authorizations and permits, will be reviewed during the environmental and social due diligence (ESDD).

The risks associated with the construction stage of the Project are mostly localized and can be managed with readily available best practices and mitigation measures. Examples of such impacts are potential social impacts caused by transportation of electro mechanicals components by truck from a port to the project site; potential soil and water contamination caused by inappropriate solid and liquid wastes management and pluvial erosion of soil caused by inadequate erosion management.

The main risks at the operation stage are those associated with noise, shadow flicker collision of birds and bats with blades of wind generators.

IIC has engaged the support of specialized consultants for the Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) to ensure the Project meets the requirements of the IIC Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy, consider possible cumulative impacts, confirm the project categorization, determine the need of further studies (such as additional bird and bat monitoring), evaluate consultation and disclosure efforts, assess management capacity and management systems to mitigate E&S risks and prepare an environmental and social action plan (ESAP) to address identified gaps. The ESAP will include E&S requirements for contractors, stakeholder engagement plans and management and supervision capacity from the owner.

An Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) and the ESAP will be posted on the IIC's website once the due diligence process is concluded.

Investment Description
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Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Arauco Renovables SAU Undisclosed -
- - - - Vientos de Arauco Renovables SAU Undisclosed -

Contact Information
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Sr. Arq. Fernando Carbel
CEO - Parque Arauco SAPEM
Phone: +54 3804 431439



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