Bash Wind Farm Project (MIGA-14999)

Countries
  • Uzbekistan
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.
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Aug 24, 2023
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.
Borrower
Standard Chartered Bank
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Guarantee
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 332.50 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 332.50 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 Jul 24, 2022

Disclosed by Bank May 24, 2022


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Project Description
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Under this project MEGA supports Standard Chartered Bank, UK and other commercial lenders  for their non-shareholder loans and interest rate swaps to the FE ACWA Power Bash Wind LLC (the "Project Enterprise"), wholly owned by ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia (ACWA) for the development of a wind power project in Uzbekistan.

The Project involves the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a 500 MW greenfield Bash wind farm, located in Gijduvan district, Bukhara region. It includes construction of purchaser electrical facilities (162 km 500 kV overhead transmission line to connect the wind farm to the existing Karakul substation) and common electrical facilities shared with Dzhankeldy wind farm (switchyard with transformers, 500/220 kV pooling station).

DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

The Project is expected to:

(i) add green electricity capacity into the grid to meet planned growth in demand;

(ii) reinforce the relevance of renewable sources within sustainability objectives to meet climate action goals; and

(iii) signal Uzbekistan as a viable destination for foreign investors in support of the country's objective to modernize its economy, including in generation.

 

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