Zorlu Disco (IFC-39691)

  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Eskisehir, Afyon, Usak, Kutahya and Bilecik
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Bank Risk Rating
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  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 350.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 26, 2018

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Project Description
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This project provides financing to Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim A.S., a Turkish electricity distribution company, for the rehabilitation, upgrade and expansion of its electricity distribution network.

Investment Description
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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.

Osmnagazi Elektrik Dagitim is wholly-owned by Zorlu Osmangazi Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a holding company which in turn is wholly-owned by Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretimi A.S.

 Zorlu Enerji is one of the largest power companies in Turkey, with interests in power generation, trading, distribution and supply to end-consumers. It owns and operates approximately 1,100 MW of power generation across different technologies in Turkey, Israel and Pakistan. In 2016, Zorlu Enerji established Zorlu Osmangazi to acquire the Company and Osmagazi Elektrik Perakende Satis A.S. (“OEPSAS”), the incumbent electricity supplier operating in the Company’s distribution region. Zorlu Enerji is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and is majority owned by Zorlu Holding A.S. 

 Zorlu Holding is one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey, with business segments diversified across energy, electronics and white goods, textiles, real estate and mining.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim A.S. Client -
- - - - Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretimi A.S. Parent Company -
- - - - Zorlu Osmangazi Enerji Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Parent Company -

Contact Information
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Zorlu Energy Group 
Mr. Erdinc Cetin 
Manager, Financing 
+90 212 456 2807 
Sisli, Istanbul Turkey 

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