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Egypt, Arab Republic of

Alcom Energy JSC.

$42.05 million
Power
Project Brief
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Project Facts

Project Facts

Project Facts

Arab Republic of Egypt
Project ID
13971
Strategic Priority Area
Energy efficiency and climate change
Guarantee Holder
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Investor Country
China
Environmental Category
B
Date SPG Disclosed
August 01, 2017
Projected Board Date
September 20, 2017
Project Type
Non-SIP
Fiscal Year
2018

Project Description

On December 15, 2017, MIGA signed a contract in which it agreed to issue guarantees of $42,046,560 to ICBC of China for its investment into Alcom Energy JSC. The guarantees are issued for up to 20 years against the risks of Transfer and Convertibility Restrictions, Breach of Contract, Expropriation and War and Civil Disturbance.

The project is part of Egypt’s Feed-in-Tariff Round Two program and consists of design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 50MW greenfield solar IPP facility located in the Benban solar complex in the Aswan Governorate of Egypt

Environmental Categorization

The project is categorized as B under MIGA’s Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability. Click here for the project’s Environmental and Social Review Summary.

Development Impact

Egypt needs additional generation capacity to meet its growing energy demand and support economic growth and private sector development. Despite existing hydrocarbon production and significant new gas discoveries, Egypt is presently a net energy importer, with fossil fuels accounting for over 90% of power generation. The project will add to existing generation capacity, while diversifying power generation mix and increasing self-sufficiency by reducing dependence on fossil-fuel energy imports. Besides making Egypt’s economy less vulnerable to fluctuations in oil and gas prices, the project will reduce carbon emissions by producing emission-free power, aligned with the Paris Agreement

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International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power or developer) is seeking MIGA coverage of the commercial debt tranche for Alcom Energy,

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