Massader School Rooftop PV Program (IFC-40641)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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Jenin, Qabatia, Tubas, Nablus, Ramallah and Al-Bireh, Al Ram, Salfeet, Bethlehem and Hebron.
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Voting Date
May 30, 2019
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 19.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 35.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 30, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed investment is for the financing of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar project of a capacity of up to 30 megawatt peak (MWp) to be installed on up to 500 public schools located across the West Bank. The Project will provide a source of domestic power generation in West Bank which is relying almost entirely on imported energy. In addition, the schools (through the Ministry of Education), will receive 18 percent of the electricity generated in lieu of their rooftops being used. The project, which will be implemented through SPVs, is being developed by Massader Company for the Development of Natural Resources and Infrastructure projects, a company organized under the laws in force in the West Bank. The electricity output from the Project will be sold under a 25-year PPA with multiple distribution companies, which include the Jerusalem District Electricity Distribution Company, Northern Electricity Distribution Company, Hebron Electric Power Company, the Tubas Electricity Distribution Company and the Southern Electricity Company. This project is proposed as an integrated World Bank – IFC investment, with the World Bank assessing the investment for financing consideration for up to 6% of project cost.

Investment Description
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The project has a total estimated cost of up to US$35 million. The proposed IFC investment will comprise (i) an A Loan of up to US$9.5 million and (ii) a senior concessional loan of up to US$9.5 million from IFC as implementing entity of the Finland IFC Climate Change Program (“IFC –BFC”).  

Private Actors Description
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The Project’s Sponsor is Massader, a company established in 2015 as a dedicated platform for developing projects in the energy sector in West Bank. Massader is fully owned by Palestine Investment Fund (“PIF”), the sovereign wealth fund in West Bank and Gaza. PIF’s investments include financial services and significant minority stakes in telecom, industry, real-estate, tourism, energy, hospitality, healthcare located predominantly in WB&G.

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- - - - Massader for Developing Natural Resources and Infrastructure Projects Client -

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Massader for Developing Natural Resources and Infrastructure Projects 
Azem Bishara 
Chief Executive Officer 
+970 52 296 9600 
P.O.Box 413; Al-Ersal District; Amaar Tower, Floor 3; Ramallah, Palestine 

Local Access for Project Documentation:
Name: Azem Bishara
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Massader for Developing Natural Resources and Infrastructure Projects
Address: P.O.Box 413, Al-Ersal District, Amaar Tower, Floor 3, Ramallah, Palestine
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