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  • Argentina
Location: Rio Cuarto Department, in Cordoba Province, Argentina
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  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-06-13
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Borrower or Client: Central Puerto Achiras S.A.U.
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  • Energy
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Loan Amount (USD): $ 27.00 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 81.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-10-25
Disclosure Date: 2017-05-04
Achiras Wind Power Project

Project Description
The Achiras Wind Power Project consists of the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 47,25MW wind farm and related facilities, including a 132KV 16 km-long transmission line that will be located in the Rio Cuarto Department, in the southwest area of the Cordoba Province in Argentina. The Project will have positive impacts on development, such as: (i) adding 47,25MW of renewable capacity to the Argentine grid in order to diversify the energy matrix that relies mostly on hydro and thermal power generation, and representing 20% of the total installed capacity goal of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) by 2025, and (ii) displacing around 100,000 equivalent tons of carbon emissions per year.
Investment Description
The Project total cost is estimated in US$81 million, to be financed with an IDB Group "A" Loan of approximately US$27 million. This financing will be supplemented by an IFC "A" Loan, and the participation of a local bank for local content equipment financing, and capital contributions.
Contact Information
For inquiries and comments to IIC, contact: IIC’s Communications Group E-mail: divulgacionpublica@iadb.org For project inquiries, including environmental and social questions related to an IIC investment, please contact the client or the IIC using the contact information provided above. In addition, project affected communities have access to the IIC Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism. Tel:+1 (202) 623-3952 Fax: +1 (202) 312-4057 Address: 1300 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC. USA. 20577 E-mail: mecanismo@iadb.org or MICI@iadb.org
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