Sheberghan Gas to Power Project (WB-P166405)

  • Afghanistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Government of Afghanistan
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 38.85 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 9, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the proposed project will develop a 40MW green-field gas-to-power plant which is expected to be located 20 km east of Sheberghan, and approximately 1 km west of the amine treatment plant (operated by Afghan Gas Enterprise (AGE)) at the Yatimtaq gas field in northwestern Afghanistan. It will supply power to Jawzjan (Sheberghan is its center), Faryarb, Sar-i-pul and other parts of the provinces in the Balkh region. It therefore forms part of the 2013 Power Sector Master Plan, which identifies this as the least cost option for increased domestic energy generation (up to 150 MW of installed capacity by means of gas-fired power plants).

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Private Actors
  • Bayat Power -- Engineering and Construction Contract
Contact Information

World Bank
Christina Paul
Title: Lawyer

Teuta Kacaniku
Title: Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist

Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Contact: Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi
Title: Minister of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Bayat Power
Contact: Hamid Rahin
Title: Chief Infrastructure Officer


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