VA Tech - HAM Projects (IFC-42588)

  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority area, West Bengal
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 4, 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.
Ganga STP Project Private Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 14.05 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)
$ 56.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 27, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Mar 2, 2021

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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, "The proposed investment includes subscription to Non-Convertible Debentures of up to INR1,047 million (equivalent to US$14.2 million) and a mobilization of a loan of up to INR712 million (equivalent to US$9.7 million) for Ganga STP Projects Private Limited (“GSPPL” or the “Company”), a special purpose company, incorporated by VA Tech Wabag Limited (“Wabag”) as its wholly owned subsidiary, and which shall include investments by Kathari Water Management Private Limited (“KWMPL”), subject to fulfilment of conditions by Wabag, for the Howrah Sewerage Project in the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (“KMDA”) area, in West Bengal, India (the “Project”)."

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.

The project sponsors are Wabag and KWMPL. Wabag is a technology focused company providing solutions in the water and wastewater treatment space, including Engineering Procurement & Construction and Operations & Maintenance services, across India, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. It caters to the municipal as well as industrial clients, has executed over 6000 projects globally to date. KWMPL is a portfolio company of the Green Growth Equity Fund. GGEF is a green energy focused fund which shall invest in scalable operating companies and platforms across renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, e-mobility, resource conservation and associated value chains in India. The anchor investors of GGEF are National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, India’s first infrastructure specific investment fund set up by Government of India, and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Government of UK. GGEF is managed by its investment manager, EverSource Capital Private Limited Capital, a joint venture between Everstone Capital, a private equity firm with business in South East Asia, and Lightsource BP, a solar energy company in Europe.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
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Ganga STP Project Private Limited
Mr. Rangarajan Sampath
WABAG House, No.17, 200 Feet Thoraipakkam, Pallavaram Main Road, Sunnambu Kolathur, Chennai 600117, India


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