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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Jordan
Banks:
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  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-02-27
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Borrower or Client: Enerray Global Solar Opportunities Inc.</br>Desert Technologies Ltd.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
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  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 5.50 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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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-05
Disclosure Date: 2017-01-12
Falcon Ma'an for Solar Energy LLC
MIGA-3532

Project Description
Project description This summary covers applications by Enerray Global Solar Opportunities Inc. of the United States (EGSO) and Desert Technologies Industries Ltd. (DT) of Saudi Arabia requesting coverage for their shareholder loan/quasi-equity investments into the Falcon Ma'an for Solar Energy LLC project in Jordan. The investments have been made through Falcon Ma'an Solar Holding BV, a joint venture company incorporated in the Netherlands and 50 percent owned by EGSO and DT. The investors seek cover for up to US$6 million against the risks of transfer restriction, war and civil disturbance, and breach of contract for a tenor of up to 15 years. The project consists of the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of a 21 megawatt (MWac) solar photovoltaic power plant in the Ma'an Development area, located approximately 200km southwest of Amman, Jordan. The electricity generated will be sold to the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Environmental Categorization The project is a category B under MIGA's Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability. Development Impact The project will generate over 40GWh per annum of clean energy serving approximately 20,000 households, based on an estimated per capita consumption of 2,100 kWh. The project is expected to enhance Jordan's energy security and diversify its energy sources away from polluting thermal generation through the use of a clean, abundant, and domestic resource. Assuming an energy yield of about 1950 kilowatt-hour per kilowatt-peak (kWh/kWp), the project will be offsetting the emission of 26,100 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) of greenhouse gases per year. The project will also help create direct and indirect employment opportunities in a country with high unemployment.
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