Masrik-1 Solar Power Plant (EBRD-50022)

Countries
  • Armenia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Masrik municipality, Gegharkunik Province
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
B
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Borrower
FRV Masrik Closed Joint Stock Company
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.30 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 57.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jul 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 17, 2019


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Project Description
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According to the Bank's website, this project will provide financing for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant located in the Sevan Lake Ramsar area. 

Potential adverse environmental and social impacts are associated mainly with the construction health, safety and social standards and capacity, land use and biodiversity management.

A project-specific Environmental and Social Management Plan is yet to be completed, but according to the Bank it will be comprehensive given the biodiversity in the surrounding area. 

Investment Description
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will mobilise financing from the European Union's Neighbourhood Investment Platform. 

The International Finance Corporation will be co-financing this project. 

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

FRV Masrik CJSC is a special purpose vehicle established for the development, construction and operation of the project. The company is 75% owned by FRV La Providencia SL and 25% owned by FSL Solar SL. 

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - FRV La Providencia, SL Parent Company -
- - - - FRV Masrik Closed Joint Stock Company Client -
- - - - FSL Solar SL Parent Company -

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Cyril Perrotey
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Box 392632, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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