UZ Scaling Solar (IFC-42525)

  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Uzumzor, Navoi
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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 15, 2020
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.
Nur Navoi Solar Foreign Enterprise LLC
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Construction
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 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)
$ 110.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 15, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Aug 13, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the IFC's website, this project provides financing for the construction and operation of a 100MW solar photovoltaic plant located in Navoi, Uzbekistan as a public-private partnership (PPP).

The proposed site is located 39 km to the west from of the city of Navoi and 3.2 km away from the small town of Uzumzor. 

Investment Description
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The Asian Development Bank is expected to contribute US$20 million to this project.

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 implemented by Nur Navoi Solar Foreign Enterprise LLC, a special purpose company incorporated in Uzbekistan, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (“Masdar”).

Masdar was formed in Abu Dhabi in 2006 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (“Mubadala”) to promote renewable energy and sustainable urban development.   Masdar is active in over 30 countries and has investments in clean energy projects with a combined value of c.US$14.3 billion and a gross capacity of over 5 gigawatts (GW) installed or under development. The technology deployed in these projects range from onshore and offshore wind projects to solar PV and CSP technologies in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, North America and Australasia. Masdar's shareholder Mubadala Investment Company is wholly-owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi and has assets under management of c.US$229 billion.

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 Parent Company -
- - - - Mubadala Investment Company Parent Company -
- - - - Nur Navoi Solar Foreign Enterprise LLC Client -

Contact Information
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For inquiries about the project:
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company
Mohamed Asaad Taher
+971 2 653 3333; +971 2 653 0002
PO Box 54115, Abu Dhabi, UAE

For local access to project documentation:
Mr. Elbek Gafforov
Deputy Head of Investment Department
Navoi region Khokimiyat,
Tel. +998 99 750 17 11,
Address:  77A Islam Karimov Street, Navoi city, Navoi region.  Zip code: 210100

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