Alcazar Solar 4 (IFC-40390)

Countries
  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Borrower
ATEN SOLAR ENERGY S.A.E.
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 29, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 21, 2017


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Project Description
The project will be located within Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Agency (NREA)’s 37.5 km 2 Benban 1.8 GW PV solar park comprising 39 separate PV plots, situated 12 km west of the nearest village (Benban), and 15 km west of the Nile River. It is close to the Luxor-Aswan road, 40 km northwest of Aswan city, in the Aswan Governorate of Upper Egypt. The project capacity is approximately 64.03 MWp (DC) for a 50 MW inverter nominal power (AC) and occupies a 0.98 km 2 plot (SBN 7-1) in the Benban PV solar park. The Benban PV solar park is being constructed on open desert land that is owned by NREA. All of the 39 PV development sites are greenfield, and none have begun full construction. One project has started preliminary works and constructed some basic facilities on the site including office, dispensary, workers resting area, and installed underground septic tanks, none of which are yet operational. The area is mainly flat, with sand and gravel dunes, and with no notable natural vegetation and no human activities. The project will be linked to substation 1 (SS1) on the northeastern corner of the Benban PV solar park, via an underground 22 kV transmission line installed by EETC. Substation 1 covers an area of 15,000 m2. An additional 180 km double circuit 500 kV transmission line will be constructed north of the site, to evacuate the energy from the solar park. This 500 kV line is considered an Associated Facility (AF) to the solar park, and EETC will be responsible for the procurement and development of the ESIA for the 500KV transmission line. All output generated by the project will be sold to EETC under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information
Contact: Vito Saluto Company: Alcazar Energy Address: South Tower, 802-03, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC - PO Box 507122, Dubai, UAE Email: vsaluto@alcazarenergy.com Phone: M. +971 52 104 22 93 / T. +971 4 558 7805 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/