Scatec Tozeur PV Power (EBRD-51763)

  • Tunisia
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 17, 2021
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.
Scatec Tozeur PV Power
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 Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 16.86 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 15,000,000.00
Converted using 2021-12-17 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 53.59 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 47,678,366.94
Converted using 2021-12-17 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 25, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Mar 24, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project involves the provision of a senior debt financing to finance the construction and operation of a 50 MW solar PV plant under the first round of large scale solar IPP in Tunisia.

The Project will add 50 MW of green generation capacity to the Tunisian power system - currently dominated by gas-fired power plants (94.7% of installed capacity) to support the country's low-carbon transition by reducing its reliance on thermal power generation.

Investment Description
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The 50 MW solar PV project would benefit from senior debt financing of up to EUR 35 million including 1) an EBRD loan of up to EUR 15 million, 2) a SPREF loan of up to USD 5.7 million (equivalent to EUR 4.7 million), to be provided by the Clean Technology Fund and the Global Environmental Facility, secured under the SEMED Private Renewable Energy Framework and administered by the EBRD, and 3) a parallel loan of up to EUR 15 million from Proparco.

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.

"Scatec Tozeur PV Power" is a Limited Liability Company to be incorporated in Tunisia for the sole purpose of constructing and operating a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the area of Tozeur, Tunisia, with an installed capacity of 50 MW.  The Project Company will be ultimately owned by Scatec ASA.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Scatec ASA Parent Company Energy

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