Barbados Port Inc. (IDBI-12683-01)

  • Barbados
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  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2020
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Barbados Port Inc.
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Oct 29, 2020

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Project Description

The Port of Bridgetown Barbados (“BPI”, the “Port” or the “Company”) is a combined facility which operates two functions through one port of entry: cruise tourism and cargo operations. BPI, a state-owned entity, is planning to build a waste-to-energy (“WTE”) system consisting of an incinerator and an organic or Steam Rankine Cycle turbine to manage waste produced from cruise ships and port operations and to produce energy through the conversion of thermal to electrical energy. The Company is also planning to install an additional 500 kW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (“PV”) system to double the generation capacity of its existing 500 kW system. These proposed activities are all known as the “Project”.

The scope of IDB Invest’s environmental and social (“E&S”) review included online meetings and phone calls with: i) BPI’s team (BPI’s management and technical specialists); ii) a service provider (garbage disposal company); and iii) Hatch Ltd. (“Hatch”), a third-party technical engineering firm hired by IDB Invest to support BPI in identifying feasible WTE technologies.1 The review focused on: i) BPI’s corporate, environmental, social, and occupational health and safety management procedures and policies; and ii) a feasibility study for WTE and solar PV facilities developed by Hatch.

The environmental and social due diligence ("ESDD") process took place in July 2020 and was conducted in a virtual form due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s traveling restrictions.

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Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Barbados Port Inc. Investor -

Contact Information

For Project inquiries please contact the Client:

Barbados Port Inc.
Name: Karen Forde
Title: Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
Phone: (246) 434-6100


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