Sama Al Manar Tiryaki Iraq (IFC-46252)

  • Iraq
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Specific Location
Umm Qasr, Basra
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 31, 2023
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Sama Al-Manar for General Trading Company, Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 112.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 205.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 12, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Apr 28, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the IFC, the proposed investment is a project finance loan with use of proceeds to support an investment of up to US$112.5 m (US$66 m from IFC’s own account and the remaining amount to be syndicated) for the development of a US$205.5 m agro-industrial complex, including soybean crushing plant and warehouses at Berth 4 of the Umm Qasr Port in Iraq. The Sponsor of this project is Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. which is a leading agricultural commodity trading company in Türkiye. Sama Al-Manar for General Trading Company, of which Tiryaki is a shareholder, will execute the Project.
The Umm Qasr Port, located in the south of Iraq, is Iraq’s main port. The closest community settlement, Umm Qasr town, is 2 km from the project site. The project site covers an area of 171,000 m2. Soybean will be imported from Brazil and Argentina and processed locally into by-products, such as soybean meal, oil, lecithin, and hull. Corn will be imported from various countries, only be stored, and distributed. The project’s storage is estimated at 145,000 tons and crushing capacity at 900,000 tons / year. The company’s operations primarily comprise storage of soybean and corn, soybean dehulling, flaking, crushing, oil extraction, distillation, and degumming, soymeal desolventizing, toasting, drying, and cooling.  
Manarat Umm Qasr Company signed a contract with the General Company for Ports of Iraq to rehabilitate and operate Berth 4 of the Umm Qasr Port. The rehabilitation of the berth has been completed. Manarat and Sama Al Manar signed a partnership agreement for the operation of Berth-4 and the backyard facilities in October 2020. Manarat will be responsible for maritime cargo operations of soybean products and corn by the company. Sama Al Manar signed an EPC contract for the construction of the soybean crushing plant. 65% of the construction was completed as of March 2023. The project is expected to be commissioned by October 2023.  

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated by the IFC, Sama Al Manar for General Trading is a partnership between Tiryaki Agro (54%), Fatih Tiryakioglu, a shareholder in Tiryaki Agro (1%), and Hussein Al-Khazraji (45%), an Iraqi national, with experience in agriculture grain trading in Iraq. 

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry

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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Parent Company - Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.:

Turkay Tatar - Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +90-216-3332000
Address: Beylerbeyi Mahallesi, Semsi Efendi Sokak, No: 16 Uskudar, 34676 Istanbul - Turkey


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