CECA SL Generation Limit (DFC-CECA)

Countries
  • Sierra Leone
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Freetown
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Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Borrower
Milele Power Limited
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 4, 2021


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Project Description

According o bank documens, the Project involves the construction and operation of a thermal power plant with a gross capacity to generate 89.5 megawatts of electricity (MWe). The CECA SL Generation Limited power plant will be located near the Kissy Dock which is 4 kms from the center of Freetown in Sierra Leone. The thermal power plant consists of two combustion turbines and one steam turbine. The CECA SL Generation Limited thermal power plant will connect to the existing transmission line at the Project site, which is connected to the local electricity grid. The main fuel for the power plant will be liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which will be delivered by ship to the nearby jetty and will require a connecting pipeline of less than 1,300 meters in length. Diesel will be used as back-up fuel. The power plant is expected to convert to natural gas in the future. Desalinated water will be used for cooling, steam generation, and other uses at the plant. The Project site is located on an industrial plot which has a few residential, commercial, and industrial neighborhoods in its immediate vicinity. 

Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Milele Power Limited Client Energy

Contact Information

CECA SL Generation Limited
Suite 1, 51a Motor Road
Wilberforce
Freetown Sierra Leone

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Unlike many other development finance institutions, DFC does not currently have an access to information policy.

Under the United States Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), DFC is obliged to respond to reasonably formulated requests for Agency records. However, DFC may apply exemptions from release to certain types of information and may charge fees in responding to requests. DFC has a designated FOIA officer who is trained in how to respond to requests and implement the law. You can learn more about filing a FOIA request at: https://www.dfc.gov/foia 

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