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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mauritania
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2017-06-29
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Kinross Gold Corporation (and/or subsidiaries or affiliates)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
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  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 500.00 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: 2017-09-23
Disclosure Date: 2017-04-25
Tasiast Gold Mine
MIGA-3551

Project Description
This summary covers equity and shareholder loan investments by Kinross Gold Corporation (and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates) of Canada into Tasiast Mauritanie Limited S.A (TMLSA) in Mauritania. The investor has applied for a MIGA guarantee of up to US$500m for a period of up to 15 years against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, and breach of contract. The project consists of the expansion and modernization of the Tasiast gold mine located 300 kilometers northwest of the capital city Nouakchott. The investment will be used to complete refurbishments of plant equipment and increasing throughput and processing capacity of the plant resulting in improved operating efficiencies and the lowering of operating costs.
Investment Description
Contact Information
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