SS Senegal (IFC-38959)

Countries
  • Senegal
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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.
Borrower
SCALING SOLAR SENEGAL
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.88 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 14M
Converted using 2019-02-22 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 54.46 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 48M
Converted using 2019-02-22 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 22, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 19, 2019


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Project Description

The project consists of the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of two greenfield, solar photovoltaic power plants in Senegal: i) a 44 MWp (35 MWAC) plant in the Kaolack region, 200 kilometers southeast of Dakar (the “Kahone plant”); and ii) a 35 MWp (25 MWAC) plant in the Diourbel region, 190 kilometers east of Dakar (the “Touba plant”). The total project cost is estimated at up to EUR48 million, composed of EUR26 million for the Kahone plant and EUR22 million for the Touba plant. The proposed IFC investment is up to EUR14 million, comprising: i) an A Loan of up to EUR3.5 million and a concessional senior loan of the same amount from IFC acting as Implementing Entity of the Finland-IFC Blended Finance for Climate Program to Kahone Solaire SA; and ii) an A loan of up to EUR3 million and a concessional senior loan of the same amount from IFC acting as Implementing Entity of the Finland-IFC Blended Finance for Climate Program to Kael Solaire SA. Proparco and EIB are expected to provide the balance of the debt through senior loans of up to EUR7 million each to Kahone Solaire SA and up to EUR6 million each to Kael Solaire SA.

The electricity generated by the plants will be sold to Senelec, the state-owned power utility, under separate 25-year Power Purchase Agreements. The Kahone plant will be connected to the national grid via a 300-meter underground transmission line. The Touba plant will be connected to the national grid via a 3-kilometer transmission line. Kahone Solaire SA and Kael Solaire SA (the “Project Companies”) will be granted rights on the land on which the plants will be built through long-term lease agreements.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors
  • Engie SA -- Investor
  • Kael Solaire SA -- Implementing Company
  • Kahone Solaire SA -- Implementing Company
  • Meridiam SAS -- Investor
Contact Information

Contact Person: Karim Ndiaye, Investment Director

Company Name: Meridiam West Africa SAS

Address: Immeuble la Rotonde, rue Amadou Assane Ndoye, Dakar, Senegal

Email: k.ndiaye@meridiam.com

Phone: 221 33 829 64 98 

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