Cameroon Nachtigal Hydropower Project (WB-P157734)

  • Cameroon
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
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
Jul 31, 2018
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.
Government Republic of Cameroon
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 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)
$ 1,120.00 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.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 5, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 1, 2011

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The objective of the Nachtigal Hydro Power Project for Cameroon is to increase the availability of renewable energy power and leverage private finance for the project. The Project Company (under Local Loan Guarantee) will covenant, among other things, that it will: (i) use the proceeds of the disbursements under the IBRD-Guaranteed Loan Facility exclusively for the Project and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the IBRD-Guaranteed Loan Agreement, (ii) complywith applicable laws, including environmental and social laws, and the applicable World Bank environmental and social requirements under the World Bank Performance Standards; (iii) provide annual audited financial statements and other reports, (iv) provide access to the project, (v) not engage (or authorize or permit any affiliate or any other person acting on its behalf to engage in) in any sanctionable practice in connection with the project, (vi) comply with World bank requirements relating to Sanctionable Practices regarding individuals or firms included in the World Bank Group list of firms debarred from World Bank Group-financed contracts, (vii) provide certain notices and other information to IBRD, and (viii) obtain IBRD’s consent prior to agreeing to any change to any material Project related transaction document to which it is a party which would materially affect the rights or obligations of IBRD under the Guarantee Agreement.

Investment Description
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Contact: Pierre Edimo
Title: Chairman CTR
Tel: +23722223816


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