Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm (EBRD-50957)

Countries
  • Morocco
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Mar 23, 2022
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
Koudia Al Baida Project SPV
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Energy
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 39.63 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 35
Converted using 2021-12-23 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 147.20 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 130
Converted using 2021-12-23 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Dec 23, 2021


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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the investment is the provision of a senior debt financing of up to EUR 35 million, in addition to a subordinated loan of up to EUR 13.5 million, to finance the repowering of a 50MW wind farm located in the region of Tlat Taghramt near Tangier in northern Morocco. The Project will be the first repowering project in the region and will increase the wind farm capacity to 100 MW.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Koudia Al Baida Project SPV

A special purpose vehicle to be established in Morocco for the sole purpose of owning, constructing and operating the Project. It will be ultimately 50 per cent owned by MASEN (the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy) and 50 cent owned by EDF Renewables.

MASEN is a public-owned company established in 2010 in charge of the implementation of the Moroccan renewable energy programme and that aims at reaching the national renewable energy strategy targets.

EDF Renewables is a large renewable energy developer and a subsidiary of the French utility EDF. EDF Renewables develops, builds and operates clean energy power plants in more than 20 countries.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - EDF Energy Renewables Parent Company Energy
- - - - MASEN - Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy Parent Company Energy

Contact Information
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Adil Bouabdallah (MASEN) / Ahlam Ennouhi (EDF)
a.bouabdallah@masen.ma / Ahlam.Ennouhi@edf-re.ma 

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