Giurgiu Solar (Ghimpati and Iepuresti) Romania (EBRD-54253)

  • Romania
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Mar 20, 2024
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RTG Solar Energy S.R.L and Solis Imperium S.R.L
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 59.72 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 55
Converted using 2024-01-23 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 11, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 23, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the Project involves the provision of a senior loan of up to EUR [55.0] MM in favour of RTG Solar Energy S.R.L ("Iepuresti Project") and Solis Imperium S.R.L ("Ghimati Project"; together, "Borrowers," "Companies"), limited liability companies incorporated in Romania. The loan will be dedicated for the construction and operation of solar farms with capacity of 315MW in south-eastern Romania. The Project consists of two separate sites and is expected to generate around 400 GWh of electricity a year. The EBRD loan is expected to be approved partially under the EBRD InvestEU Framework for Sustainable Transition (OpID 54197).

The Project will contribute to climate change mitigation and the Romanian green energy transition by adding 315 MW of solar generation capacity to the Romanian national energy system. It will also strengthen the private sector presence in the renewable energy sector in Romania.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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Categorised B (2019 ESP). The Project consists of the development, construction and operation of a portfolio of solar photovoltaic plants ("SPP") (including a 146 MW, and a 169 MW, solar farm) with total capacity of 315 MW (the "Project") located in south-eastern Romania. The Project will be developed on greenfield area on three sites:  169MW solar farm known as "Iepuresti" and 146 MW solar farm known as "GhimpatI", located in Iepuresti region in Giurgiu county, outside any protected areas. 

Key Environmental and Social (E&S) impacts/risks associated with the construction and operation of the PV sites are biodiversity, cumulative and landscape impacts as well as labour and OHS risks during the construction phase, and stakeholder engagement. Environmental and Social Due Diligence ("ESDD") has been undertaken by an independent consultant.  The focus of the ESDD was to assess sites sensitivity and suitability and development of appropriate stakeholder engagement disclosure documentation.

The solar park will be developed on arable land, far from local, national or community level protected areas. The ESDD reviewed the local permitting process, and the main finding is that the competent environmental authorities decided that the project has minimum environmental risk and no EIA report was required. All the land needed for the Project development was purchased via direct agreement with sellers and the rightful owners of land plots necessary for this solar park and the substation are currently Sponsor group companies.

Investment Description
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Provision of a senior loan of up to EUR 55.0 MM in favour of favour of RTG Solar Energy S.R.L and Solis Imperium S.R.L, limited liability companies incorporated in Romania.

Private Actors Description
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RTG Solar Energy S.R.L and Solis Imperium S.R.L are limited liability companies incorporated in Romania for the purpose of constructing and operating two solar PV power plants with a total installed capacity of 315MW in south-eastern Romania. The Ghimpati and Iepuresti Projects are ultimately owned by OY Nofar Energy Ltd ("Nofar"), an Israeli renewable energy company publicly listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - OY Nofar Energy Ltd Parent Company -
- - - - RTG Solar Energy S.R.L Client -
- - - - Solis Imperium S.R.L Client -

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Andreea Gilicelandreea@nofar-energy.comNofar Energy SRL
Voluntari City, Ilfov, 1 Pipera Blvd, Romania


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