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Project Name LT Triangulo S.A.
Guarantee Holder Cobra Concesiones S. L.
Investor Country Spain
Host Country Brazil
Sector Power
Gross Exposure ($million) 19.2
Fiscal Year 2010
Status Proposed
Project Number 6677
Environmental Category B
Date SPG Disclosed October 6, 2009
Project Board Date November 19, 2009
ESRS Environmental and Social Review Summary for LT Triangulo S.A. Project in Brazil 
EIA EIA for LT Triangulo S.A. Project in Brazil 

Project Description

This summary covers a €28.04 million equity investment from  Cobra Concesiones Brasil S.L. (Cobra) in Spain in the LT Triangulo S.A transmission line project in Brazil. Cobra has applied for a MIGA guarantee of up to €13.13 million for a period of up to 15 years against the risks of breach of contract and transfer restriction.

The project consists of the construction and operation of a total of 692 kilometers of 500kV transmission line..  The line lies entirely in the state of Minas Gerais connecting 19 municipalities.  The project is designed to strengthen the national grid system of southeastern Brazil by improving the North-South Interconnector. 

Environmental Categorization

The project is a Category B under MIGA’s environmental review procedures. Click here to view the Environmental and Social Review Summary.

Development Impact

The project is expected to help alleviate the imbalance of electricity supply and demand caused by the geographic distance and climate difference across regions. Transmission lines in Brazil tend to cover large distances, resulting from the fact that most energy is produced in hydroelectric dams located far from major energy consumption centers. The interconnected transmission line system allows for more consistent distribution of energy, as it permits regions of the country to continue receiving energy even if there is a dry spell.

The proposed project is in line with the World Bank’s country partnership strategy for Brazil, one of the key objectives of which is to support the country’s competitiveness and investment climate through improvements to infrastructure networks.

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