Seventh Power Project (Caye Caulker Submarine) (CDB-2019-POWERBELIZE7)

  • Belize
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Caye Caulker Island, San Pedro, Ambergris, Port of Belize
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Financial Institutions
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 3, 2019
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.
Belize Electricity Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 6.84 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.67 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ CDB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the CDB, the project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the reliability of the supply of electricity to Caye Caulker, with increased capability to meet the projected increase in peak demand.

Investment Description
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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.

As stated on the companies' website:

Belize Electricity Limited is the primary distributor of electricity in Belize, Central America. Aggregate energy sold in 2019 was 588.4 gigawatt hours. The Company served a customer base of over 100,000 accounts with peak power demand of approximately 105.6 megawatts during the year.

Hengtong Group is an international enterprise with a diverse range of expertise covering fibre optical communication, power transmission, EPC turnkey service and maintenance, as well as IoT, big data, e-commerce, new materials and new energy. Hengtong is the largest Optical Fibre and Power Cable manufacturer in China, ranking among the world’s top 10 issued by Integer. The company is ranked among the world’s top 3 producers of optical fibre communications products, and supplies approximately 25% of the domestic market volume and 15% of the international market volume.

For more than 20 years APS Power Solutions has been dedicated to providing products and services for developing, improving and maintaining the electrical infrastructures in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Our core competencies are focused in the Generation, Transmission, and Distribution segment of the electrical utility, industrial, and commercial market.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - APS Power Solutions LLC Contractor Energy
- - - - Belize Electricity Limited Client Energy
- - - - Hengtong Group Co. Ltd. Contractor Communications

Contact Information
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CDB Team Leaders:

Daniel Best - Director, Projects Department 
L. O'Reilly Lewis - Division Chief, Economic Infrastructure Division

Borrower - Belize Electricity Limited:

Address: 2 1/2 Miles Philip Goldson Highway, P.O.Box 327, Belize City, Belize
+501 2270954

Contractors -

APS Power Solutions LLC:

Address: 319 Vann Drive St., E196 Jackson, TN 38305, USA
Phone: +1 731-891-1139

Hengtong Group Co. Ltd.:

Address: No.2288 Zhongshan North Road, Wujiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Phone: +86-512-63957850
Fax: +86-512-63957922


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