Kom Ombo (EBRD-51664)

  • Egypt
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 30, 2020
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ACWA Power Kom Ombo for Energy
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 54.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 155.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Sep 1, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 28, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the investment involves the provision of a senior debt financing of up to USD 40 million, in addition to an equity bridge loan of up to USD 14 million, to finance the construction and development of a 200 MW solar PV project located in Kom Ombo, Egypt. The Project will be one of the largest privately developed utility scale solar plants in Egypt and will support the country in increasing its renewable energy capacity.

The Project objective is to further promote private sector participation in the Egyptian power sector and increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix in line with the nationally declared targets. The Project is expected to further improve the environmental characteristics of Egypt's power sector by reducing emissions of local pollutants and CO2, as well as water consumption.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The investment is a senior debt financing of up to USD 40 million co-financed with other parties, in addition to an equity bridge loan of up to USD 14 million to the Company.

Private Actors
Private Actors Description

"ACWA Power Kom Ombo for Energy" is a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Egypt for the sole purpose of constructing and operating the Project. It is directly owned by "ACWA Power Kom Ombo Project Holding Company Ltd", a holding company based in the United Arab Emirates. Ultimate shareholder is the International Company for Water & Power Projects ("ACWA Power").

Contact Information

Pascal Martese
+971 4 24 80 826
+971 4 38 59 625
41st Floor, The One Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road P.O. Box 30582, Dubai United Arab Emirates


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