Egypt Round II Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs Program: Al Subh Solar Power (AIIB-00041)

Countries
  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Benban Solar Park
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Sep 4, 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.
Borrower
Al Subh Solar Power S.A.E.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Construction
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 19.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 75.00 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 @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020


Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

This project provides financing to Al Subh Solar Power S.A.E for the development, financing, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of a 50MWac solar PV power plant located in Benban Solar Park.

This project is part of the larger Egypt Round II Solar PV Feed-in Tariffs Program, consisting of 11 photovoltaic solar power plants, 9 x 50MWac and 2 x 20MWac, all to be located in the Benban Solar Park near Aswan, with an aggregate power generation capacity of 490MWac. The solar power plants will be developed by different sponsoring companies and all output generated will be sold to the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement.

This project will apply the IFC’s Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability, including the relevant Performance Standards.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

The Project cost is up to US$70-75 million. The Bank is considering a senior loan of up to $17.5-19 USD million. The Project will be co-financed by IFC and other lenders for up to $41 USD million, and the balance will be covered by equity.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

The Project is being developed by Al Subh Solar Power S.A.E. (the Borrower), a special purpose vehicle owned by a joint venture between Acciona Energía Global (50%) and Enara Bahrain (50%) (consisting of Swicorp, KCC Corporation and the Shoaibi Holdings).

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Acciona S.A. Parent Company -
- - - - Al Subh Solar Power S.A.E Client -
- - - - Enara Bahrain Parent Company -

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB):
Ms. Carmen de Castro
Project Team Leader / Investment Operations Specialist
E-Mail: carmen.decastro@aiib.org

Sponsors
Company: Acciona Energía
Point of Contact: Mr. Juan Cruz Mendezona
Title: Financing Director
Telephone Number: + 34 916 576 461
Email: juancruz.mendezona.goyarzu@acciona.com
Mailing Address
Avda. de Europa, 10. Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
28108 Alcobendas (MADRID). Spain
Website: http://www.acciona-energia.com

Company: Swicorp
Point of Contact: Mr. Iheb Triki
Title: Vice President
Telephone Number: +216 70 015 400
Email: itriki@swicorp.com
Mailing Address
SWICORP
Immeuble Lira, rue de La Bourse
Les Jardins du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia
Tel: +216 70 015 400

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

AIIB OVERSIGHT MECHANISM

The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html.

The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html.




How it works

How it works