Belgrade WtE (IFC-37838)

Countries
  • Serbia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Vinca
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Feb 11, 2019
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Borrower
BEO CISTA ENERGIJA D.O.O
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Sectors
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 175.81 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 155
Converted using 2018-12-04 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 384.52 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 339
Converted using 2018-12-04 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Dec 4, 2018


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Project Description

This project provides financing for the construction and operation of a waste-to-energy facility with a connection to electricity and heating distribution systems. This includes closing and remediating the existing Vinca landfill, building and operating a new EU-compliant sanitary landfill, and constructing the facility to process the municipal waste generated by 13 municipalities of the city of Belgrade.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

According to the Bank documents, project Sponsors are Suez Groupe, Itochu Corporation and Marguerite Fund II.

Suez is a global leader in waste and water services and has a history spanning over 160 years. Suez Groupe, one level below Suez, will be the direct investor in the Project and is the holding company for all of Suez’s investments (excl. a 10.85% stake in Acea SpA worth EUR282 million). Suez has designed and built over 1,100 drinking water production units and over 2,100 wastewater treatment plants serving around 100m and 70m people respectively. Suez is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and Euronext Brussels. In FY2017, Suez had revenues of EUR15.9 billion, net income of EUR300 million and total assets of EUR32.4 billion. Suez is rated A3 (negative) by Moody’s.

Itochu Corporation is a leading Japanese trading and investment company established in 1858, headquartered in Tokyo. I-Environment Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Itochu, is the company directly investing the Project and is an investment subsidiary focused on European water and environment industries. Itochu is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Itochu has been involved in a number WtE PPP projects – the majority of them have featured Suez as a co-sponsor highlighting the ability of the parties to work together including in the UK and Australia. In the financial year ending 31 March 2018, Itochu had revenues of US$51.9 billion, net income of US$3.8 billion and total assets of US$81.6 billion. Itochu is rated A3 (stable) / A- (positive) by Moody’s / S&P.

Marguerite Fund II, established following the successful deployment of Marguerite Fund I, is a pan-European independent equity fund which aims to act as a catalyst for greenfield and brownfield infrastructure investments in line with the objectives of the Investment Plan for Europe and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Fund II was launched on November 30, 2017 with capacity to invest EUR700 million in infrastructure-intensive projects across the EU and pre-accession countries over a 10-year fund life. Key investment sectors for Marguerite Fund II are Transport, Energy, Renewables, Energy Efficiency, ICT and Water Infrastructure. Marguerite, through Fund I, has an extensive greenfield track record which includes the Poznan WtE project in Poland in partnership with Suez.

Contact Information

Beo Cista Energija d.o.o 
Mitsuaki Harada & Philippe Thiel 
Managing Directors 
+ 381 11 7154884 
bce@bcenergy.rs 
Tošin Bunar 272v, 11000 Beograd, Srbija 
www.bcenergy.rs  

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