MEPSO: FYR Macedonia-Albania Transmission Phase I (EBRD-46274)

Countries
  • Macedonia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
A
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 25, 2015
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
MEPSO AD
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 39.29 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 37 million
Converted using 2015-11-25 exchange rate.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 39.29 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 37 million
Converted using 2015-11-25 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 52.04 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 49 million
Converted using 2015-11-25 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 24, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2015


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to EBRD website, the project entails (i) the construction of electricity transmission infrastructure from Bitola to the Albanian border, with a substation at Ohrid and (ii) the introduction of Smart Grid components at MEPSO. It will provide the missing link in the initiative to establish an East - West electricity transmission corridor between Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Italy. 

Technical cooperation assignments are Feasibility study and preparation of the main design of the project. 

Investment Description
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Project Contact: Jordan Angelovski, M.Sc.Eng
Email Address: jordan.angelovski@mepso.com.mk
Telephone No.: +389 (0) 23149046, +389 (0) 23111160
Website: www.mepso.com.mk
Office Address: Maksim Gorki 4, 1000, Skopje, FYR Macedonia

General enquiries to EBRD: 
Telephone No.: +44 20 7338 7168
Email Address: projectenquiries@ebrd.com

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