Ejuva One and Ejuva Two Solar Energy Projects (MIGA-13755)

  • Namibia
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Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 19, 2017
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.
International Lender to be Determined
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 35.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Aug 19, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Apr 19, 2017

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Project Description
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On December 14, 2017 and April 4, 2018, MIGA signed contracts in which it agreed to issue guarantees of $2,370,738.60 covering equity investments and $14,738,835.80 covering non-shareholder loans from CIGENCO SA (Pty) Ltd ("CIGenCo") and Investec Bank Limited ("Investec"), respectively, for both the Ejuva One Solar Energy (Pty) Ltd and Ejuva Two Solar Energy (Pty) Ltd in Namibia. The guarantees are issued for a period of up to 15 years against the risks of Transfer Restriction, Expropriation, Breach of Contract, and War and Civil Disturbance.

The Projects consist of the construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of two 5 MW solar energy generating facilities. The electricity output of both Projects will be sold to Namibia Power Corporation Limited under 25-years Power Purchase Agreements ("PPA").

The Projects were awarded through the Renewable Energy Feed in Tariff Program, which was approved in 2010 and commissioned in 2011 by the Minister of Minerals, Mining and Energy. The program is aimed at procuring generation of power from various renewable sources up to a maximum of 5 MW per project. The Projects were among the 14 independent power producers that signed a PPA among 27 shortlisted bidders. The Projects are at the initial stages of construction involving site demarcation with estimated commercial operation dates in July, 2017.

Ejuva One and Ejuva Two are located side by side on a 35-hectare site, about 1 km outside of the town of Gobabis, Omaheke Region, approximately, 220 km from Windhoek and are being constructed and managed as one project. The site location is across the road from the Gobabis substation therefore the connection to the grid is by means of short sections of overhead distribution lines. The habitat is modified by agriculture; however, immediately prior to the project acquiring the land it was unused. The site is accessed from a secondary road just off the main highway between Windhoek and Gobabis. The Projects are being constructed by an EPC contractor, Consolidated Power Projects ("CONCO") through its Namibian subsidiary, which is responsible for overall design and project management, and is assisted by specialist sub-contractors for the installation of the solar modules panels and other installation works, namely, PIA Solar SA (Pty) Limited and Alternative Energy Systems CC.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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CIGenCo and CONCO are subsidiaries of Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited, a holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which has a presence in approximately 25 countries on the African Continent.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited Parent Company -
- - - - Consolidated Power Projects Contractor -

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