The project (the “Project”) involves the construction and operation of 1) a 378-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant at the port of Acajutla in the Department of Sonsonate in El Salvador (the “Power Plant”), 2) a marine terminal, consisting of a floating storage and regasification unit (the “FSRU”) permanently moored through a modified spread mooring system for liquified natural gas (LNG) delivery, storage, and regasification, as well as a natural gas pipeline that will run from the FSRU to the power plant (the “Pipeline”) and 3) the construction of a 44 km, 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and related substations to connect the power plant to the electrical grid of El Salvador. The Power Plant will be located in a brownfield port and industrial area in the municipality of Acajutla, in premises secured under a 24-year lease agreement with the Executive Commission of the Port of Acajutla (CEPA), who owns and manages the port. Financing from IDB Invest will be direct to Energía del Pacífico, Ltda. de C.V., who will develop the Project. The FSRU will not be part of this financing.
IDB Invest will seek approval from China Fund for USD 50,000,000.
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