Noor Midelt Solar project: Masdar (EBRD-50421)

  • Morocco
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Specific Location
Midelt, Eastern Morocco
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 18, 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.
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.12 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported Up to EUR 45,000,000
Converted using 2019-08-14 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 824.62 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 740,000,000
Converted using 2019-08-14 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Dec 6, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 14, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project involves provision of a multi-currency loan to finance the construction and operation of a hybrid solar plant combining photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP) and thermal and battery storage technologies with 800 MW of installed capacity and 5 hours of energy storage, located in the region of Midelt, Eastern Morocco.

Noor Midelt is one of the first projects in the world to address both the intermittency of solar energy and the affordability of thermal energy storage through hybrid PV / CSP technology.

The project has a technical cooperation component; EUR 295,000 Policy dialogue TC funded by the Bank's Shareholder Special Fund in coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Sustainable Development of Morocco for the preparation of an electricity grid code.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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The Borrower is a special purpose vehicle incorporated in Morocco for the sole purpose of developing, constructing and operating the Project. The Borrower is ultimately 75% owned by the consortium of EDF EN 35%, Masdar 30%, and Green of Africa 10%, and 25% by MASEN, the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy.

Loan guarantor: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC - Masdar (Masdar)

Masdar is a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. It was established in 2006 as a strategic government initiative to invest, incubate and establish new energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Masdar is fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company, an investment company established and fully owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC - Masdar Client Energy
- - - - EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A. Investor -
- - - - Masdar Capital Investor -

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