Scatec Bond (MIGA-14952)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 18, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Virtuo Finance
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 98.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Nov 2, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency ("MIGA") a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), issued on May 18, 2022, a guarantee of US$98.3 million covering a tranche of bond issuance by Virto Finance, S.A.R.L, as part of the US$334.5 million refinancing plan for six photovoltaic (PV) power plants operating in Benban PV Solar Power Farm, namely Aswan PV Power SAE, Kom Ombo for Renewable Energy SAE, Daraw Solar Power SAE, Upper Egypt Solar Power SAE, Zafarana Solar Power SAE, and Red Sea Solar Power SAE, developed under the Round 2 Solar Feed-in-Tariff Program (FiT Program) in the Arab Republic of Egypt (the Projects). The Projects are currently owned by three sponsors, i.e. Scatec Solar ASA, Africa 50 and Norfund.

MIGA coverage was provided for a period of 19 years against the risks of Breach of Contract, Expropriation, Transfer Restriction and Inconvertibility, and War & Civil Disturbance. The bond tranche that is covered by MGA also benefits from a Liquidity Support Facility provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The six project enterprises are currently operational and are located in the Benban Solar Park in the Aswan Governorate, in the Upper Egypt Region. Previously, MIGA issued guarantees amounting US$ 76.43 million on March 2020 to Scatec Solar ASA, and on June 2020 to KLP Norfund Investments AS, covering 90% of their equity investments in the Projects against the risks of Transfer Restriction and Inconvertibility for up to 15 years.

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