CI-ENERGIES Guarantee Project (WB-P164145)

  • Ivory Coast
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 29, 2018
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  • Energy
  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 280.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 280.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 31, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of CI-Energies Guarantee Project for Côte d'Ivoire is to refinance the short-term liabilities of CI-ENERGIES to improve the electricity sectors’ financial performance and its ability to attract investments to support the shift towards cleaner energy. The project is composed of an IDA Guarantee or equivalent in West African CFA franc (CFAF) that will support CI-ENERGIES in raising equivalent amount in long-term commercial financing. This new debt will be used to restructure or replace a substantial portion of the sector’s existing short-term commercial debt accumulated at the level of the Ivorian Electricity Company (CIE) the private operator and to repay arrears to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and gas suppliers. IDA Guarantee will accomplish this by enhancing CI-ENERGIES’ credit quality and enable the company to raise new commercial debt with a lower interest rate and longer tenor than what would be available on a stand-alone basis. The cost of CI-ENERGIES’ existing commercial debt ranges between seven percent and eight percent for tenors of six to twelve years in local currency. IDA-guaranteed new commercial debt is expected to both reduce the level of interest paid by CI-ENERGIES and extend the tenor of its financing.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Implementing Agency : CI-ENERGIES
Contact : Amidou Traoré
Title : Managing Director
Telephone No : 22520206201
Email :


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