According to bank provided information, the Project consists of the design, construction and operation of a greenfield 200 MWac solar PV plant to be implemented under a Build, Own and Operate scheme (BOO). The project site of around 15km2 is located on West river bank of the Nile, about 800 km South of Cairo, 15km from the 1.6 GW Benban solar park in Egypt. The Project scope includes a 4km access road, connecting the site to the Cairo-Aswa and construction is expected to last 10 months. The Bank provides a senior loan of up to USD 27.22 million with a tenor of up to 20 years which is not available from commercial sources. It complements other Bank's operations in the energy sector in Egypt including the recent budget support to boost private sector investment in the energy sector and the 2017 facilities extended to the Egypt FiT projects (Alcazar, Delta and Shapoorji). Successful implementation of the project will enable diversification of the energy mix and further the green growth agenda of the bank.
The Bank provides a senior loan of up to USD 27.22 million with a tenor of up to 20 years which is not available from commercial sources.
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