Vientos Los Hercules S.A. (MIGA-3639)

Countries
  • Argentina
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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
May 15, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Guarantee
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Apr 27, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 4, 2018


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Project Description

This summary covers an application by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) of Japan for its investments in Vientos Los Hercules S.A. (the Project) in Argentina in the form of equity, shareholder loan(s), and/or loan guarantee(s).  The investor seeks cover for up to US$30 million against the risks of: (i) Expropriation (Expro); (ii) Transfer Restriction (TR); (iii) War and Civil Disturbance (WCD); and (iv) Breach of Contract (BoC), for a period of up to 7 years.

The Project involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a 97.2MW wind farm located about 35km east from the city of Pico Truncado in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. The electricity output will be sold to Compañia Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Electrico (CAMMESA) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement. The power generated by the Project will be transmitted through the Las Heras-Santa Cruz Norte 132kV transmission line which is adjacent to the Project, and connects to the Santa Cruz Norte-Puerto Madryn 500kV line through the Santa Cruz Norte 132kV/500kV substation.

The Project was part of the Government of Argentina’s RenovAr public tendering program launched in May 2016.

Investment Description
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Private Actors
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