Tabreed District Cooling Company (IFC-44700)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 16, 2021
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Equity, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 8, 2021

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Project Description
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According to IFC documents, the proposed investment is an equity investment of US$25 million by IFC for a 25% stake in a District Cooling Company (DCC or the Company), proposed to be set up in Singapore along with the National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed or Sponsor). Tabreed will hold 75% stake in the Company. The DCC will enter into long term concession agreements with major real estate developers to deploy district cooling (DC) technology in commercial, industrial, and retail establishments in India and other markets in Asia to deploy around 90,000 refrigeration tons (RT) of cooling capacity in the next 3-4 years.

The project facilities will be constructed or operated either within premises of existing facilities or larger developments or on relatively small parcels of land (less than one acre for a DC plant capacity of 15000 RT) or within the RoW of existing roads. The key risks and impacts will therefore be limited, few in number, site specific, and largely reversible. Any adverse impact can be minimized, avoided or mitigated by adhering to generally recognized international industry performance standards, guidelines, or design project criteria.

Accordingly, the key E&S issues related to the project and reviewed at appraisal are: capacity of DCC to build the facilities in accordance with IFC PSs; emissions to air, water and land during construction and operation; labor working and living conditions; community health, safety and security; life and fire safety; management of water, wastewater, solid  and hazardous wastes, and refrigerants; emergency preparedness and response; and stakeholder engagement.



Investment Description
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This investment will signal WBG's strong support for the adoption of DC technology in emerging markets, thus creating visibility and an enabling environment for further future investments in the sector. Through the proposed investment, IFC will provide patient capital, not readily available in the domestic market, to support this pioneering project. IFC may act a lead arranger to mobilise debt from other development finance institutions and commercial banks. In addition, IFC is providing targeted advisory support to map out and develop viable business models that will incentivize developers to adopt this technology. IFC will help the Company to mitigate environment and social (E&S) risks through the adoption of IFC Performance Standards and enhance corporate governance structures and processes in line with international best practices.

Private Actors Description
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 The Sponsor, Tabreed is amongst the world’s largest district cooling utilities, providing cooling service to government and private developers in UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council. Rated ‘Baa3’ and ‘BBB’ by Moody’s and Fitch Ratings, Tabreed is backed by well-established entities with ENGIE SA and Mubadala Investment Company holding 40% and 42% equity stake in the company respectively. It is listed on the Dubai Stock Exchange with a market cap of US$2.19 billion as on 15th May 2021.


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Tabreed India Private Limited
Mr. Sudheer Perla
5th Floor, Building No. 10A, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase-II Gurugram Gurgaon HR 122002 IN


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