• Ivory Coast
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 19, 2019
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Azito Energie S.A
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Hydropower
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.76 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2019

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Project Description

FMO, as part of the lender group which financed the existing Azito III power plant have been approached to finance a further expansion of the power plant. This expansion named Azito IV will bring an additional 253MW of Combined Cycle generation consisting of a new, more efficient 181MW gas turbine and a 72MW steam turbine both manufactured by General Electric. This will bring the total net capacity of the plant to 680MW. FMO's loan of EUR 30 million is part of a total debt package of EUR 264 million to develop, construct and operate Azito IV. The buyer of the electricity is the Government of Cote d'Ivoire, through CI- Energies, under a 20-year concession agreement.

Azito IV will provide the country with stable base load electricity to support economic growth and make it possible for more renewable energy generation to be added to the grid. Azito IV (together with CIPREL 5) will replace older and less efficient power plants in Cote d'Ivoire. FMO's loan tenor of 15 years is not available in the commercial market and allows the Project to offer an attractive tariff to the Government of Cote d'Ivoire.


Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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