On March 10, 2021, MIGA issued a guarantee for US$67.5 million to Tulu Moye SAS of France to cover its equity and quasi-equity investments in Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations Plc of Ethiopia against the risks of Breach of Contract, Expropriation and War and Civil Disturbance for a period of up to 15 years. Tulu Moye SAS is jointly owned byMeridiam SAS of France and Reykjavik Geothermal Ltd. of Iceland. In this project, MIGA will share a first loss layer with the IDA Private Sector Window MIGA Guarantee Facility.
The Project involves the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of Phase 1 of an up to 150 mega-watt (MW) greenfield geothermal power plant in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, located approximately 100 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa.
The Project is a Category A under MIGA's Policy in Environmental and Social Sustainability (2013) because it has potentially significant adverse environmental and social (E&S) risks and impacts. The most significant E&S risks include: land acquisition and involuntary resettlement; impact on water resources (water use and effluent discharge); waste generation (e.g. drill cuttings/fluids); impacts on biodiversity; air, noise and nuisance odor emissions; and occupational and community health and safety. Additional E&S impacts include the cumulative impacts associated with the potential development of future phases of the Project.Clickhereto view the Environmental and Social Review Summary.
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