Nigeria Solar Capital Partners Ltd/ Globeleq/ARM-Harith (MIGA-6ae0c0a789)

  • Nigeria
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Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 1, 2017
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Nigeria Solar Capital Partners Mauritius Ltd
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 61.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 61.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 2, 2017

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Project Description
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Nigeria Solar Capital Partners Limited (NSCP) is developing a 100MW solar power plant (hereafter referred to as the "Project") in Bauchi State, Nigeria. Pursuant to a Joint Development Agreement signed in 2016, the project is under co-development with Globeleq Advisors Limited and the ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund.

The Project involves the construction and operation of a photovoltaic power plant with 100 MW installed capacity, in Zongoro Village, Bauchi State, Nigeria. The Project will also include an 18 km 330 kV overhead transmission line to interconnect the power plant with to the national grid, and ancillary infrastructure such as an internal substation, office buildings and control centre, and internal access roads.

NSCP is a joint venture between Industry Capital, a private equity group based in California, and Gigawatt Global, a Dutch-based renewable energy company focused on the development and management of solar power plants in emerging markets.

The proposed project will comprise of polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) solar panels with a total installed capacity of 100 MW, occupying a total project area of approximately 200 ha. The project will also include an on-site substation, ancillary facilities such as a control building and residential quarters, lay down and staging area, and a 18km long 330 kV transmission line connecting the project to the national grid. The construction period is expected to be between 12 and 18 months. An EPC contractor for the Project has not yet been selected.

The Project is a category A under MIGA's Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability (2013). The main environmental and social issues associated with the Project relate to land acquisition including physical resettlement, contextual security risks, workers and community health and safety risks, and waste management.


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