Karacaoren HEPPs (EBRD-48279)

  • Turkiye
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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
Jun 8, 2016
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.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 44.00 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)
$ 195.40 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 @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 19, 2016

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Project Description
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The EBRD is providing a senior secured loan of up to USD 44 million to Kremna Enerji ve Ticaret A.S. fully owned by Gama Enerji A.S. for the acquisition of Karacaoren-1 and Karacaoren-2 hydroelectric power plants located in Burdur, Turkey from the Privatisation Administration.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
GAMA ENERJI A.S. is a Special Purpose Vehicle fully owned by GEAS and is established to take over the operating rights of the HEPPs. GEAS is a private power and water company headquartered in Turkey with operational assets in Turkey and Jordan. GEAS owns and operates a portfolio of 260MW of power generation assets in Turkey and also owns 100 per cent of the Disi Water BOT supply project in Jordan with a conveyance capacity of 100m3/year. Furthermore GEAS has a 840MW natural gas-fired plant and a 43MW wind power plant under construction. GEAS is owned 50.5 per cent by Gama Holding A.S., 30 per cent by Tenaga Nasional, 14.5 per cent by IFC and 5 per cent by AMC Global Infrastructure Fund.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.
Doruk Bilge Tuncer, EHS Manager dtuncer@gamaenergy.com +90 312 248 46 00 Gama Building Nergis sok. No:9 Sogutozu Ankara, Turkey ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.

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