Azito Phase 3 (IFC-26619)

  • Ivory Coast
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Specific Location
Azito village, Yopougon District
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Voting Date
May 17, 2012
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 135.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 412.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2012

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project consists of the expansion of the existing 2x 144MW natural gas-fired open cycle Azito power plant in Côte d’Ivoire by adding 139MW steam cycle capacity, converting it into a combined cycle operation. The Project, expected to enhance the efficiency of the existing plant by generating 50 percent more power without the use of any additional gas, will be developed, designed, constructed and operated under a 20-year Build-Own-Operate-Transfer arrangement. The Project will sell its power to Government of Côte d’Ivoire through Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité, the private transmission and distribution company.

Investment Description
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The Project estimated cost is $[412] million. The proposed IFC investment includes an IFC A Loan and client risk management instruments (interest rate and/or foreign currency hedging) for an aggregate amount of up to $[135] million. In addition, IFC will be mobilizing the remaining balance of the required debt amount for the Project.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

Globeleq Generation Ltd is a power generation developer, owner and operator focused on emerging markets. Since its inception in 2002, Globeleq has held interests in multiple power facilities totaling over 4,000 MW of generation capacity in more than 20 countries. Globeleq is owned by Actis Infrastructure 2 LP (“AI2”), a fund managed by Actis LLP, a leading equity investor in emerging markets which is majority owned by the UK’s CDC Group. Today, Globeleq owns five operating power projects globally, three of which are in Africa and has an extensive development pipeline of projects.

Industrial Promotion Services (West Africa) (“IPS (WA)”) is the industrial development arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (“AKFED”) with operations in Côte d’Ivoire since the mid-1960s. IPS, 15percent owned by IFC, has a longstanding experience in the power sector with projects in Kenya, Uganda and Mali.

Azito Energie S. A., a special purpose company registered under the laws of Côte d’Ivoire, is directly and indirectly (through Cinergy Holdings) owned by Globeleq (76.9 percent) and IPS WA (23.1percent). Initially majority owned by ABB and EdF, with CDC (and subsequently Globeleq) and IPS as minority shareholders, it has been in operations for over 10 years.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Azito Energie Client -
- - - - Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité S.A. Buyer -
- - - - Globeleq Generation Limited Investor -
- - - - Industrial Promotion Services Investor -

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Alex Douglas
Project Director
Globeleq Advisors Limited
2 More London Riverside, SE1 2JT
Telephone: +44 20 7234 5401


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