VISP - Samruk-Energy Loan (EBRD-52157)

  • Kazakhstan
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jul 8, 2020
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 46.00 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)
$ 46.00 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 Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 22, 2020

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Project Description

The given short-term loan of up to EUR 46 million equivalent in KZT in favour of JSC "Samruk-Energy" ("Samruk-Energy") under the Vital Infrastructure Support Programme (VISP) to provide the borrower with liquidity to overcome any potential temporary drop in revenues and collections in case of further COVID-19 spread in Kazakhstan.

The Loan supports Samruk-Energy in addressing its potential working capital needs in case of further spread of the pandemic across the country.


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


JSC "Samruk-Energy" is a key electricity producer in Kazakhstan that accounts for around a third of electricity production in the country, including in the most populated Almaty region, and is a vital infrastructure provider of strategic importance. The total electricity-production capacity of Samruk-Energy is over 6,000 MW, with annual net electricity generation of around 30,000 million kW/h.

The company is owned by Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Welfare Fund, the largest investment holding in Kazakhstan.

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