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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Jordan
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: A
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Board Decision Date: 2016-10-17
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Borrower or Client: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
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  • Energy
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 247.19 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Updated in EWS: 2017-09-23
Disclosure Date: 2016-08-23
ACWA Zarqa Thermal Power Station

Project Description
This summary covers a proposed non-shareholder loan facility and a hedging arrangement (interest rate swap) from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) for the Al Zarqa Power Plant for Energy Generation PSC (APZ) in Jordan. The lender has applied for MIGA guarantees of up to US$247.19 million to cover principal, interest and interest rate swap for a period of up to 20 years against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, breach of contract, and war and civil disturbance. The project involves the design, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a combined cycle dual fuel thermal power generating facility (APZ) with a net installed capacity of 485 megawatt in Zarqa Governorate of Jordan. The project will be located approximately four km northeast of Zarqa city and 40 km northeast of the capital city of Amman. It will replace a 363 megawatt power plant, the Hussein Thermal Power Station (HTPS), which was in operation for over 30 years until it was decommissioned in December 2015. The Project is expected to generate close to 3,200 gigawatt-hour annually. The power generated will serve 620,000 residential customers. The new power plant will utilize imports of natural gas through the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal. The Project is aligned with the Government of Jordan's goal of increasing the share of natural gas in the country's energy mix.
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