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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Guinea
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
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Board Decision Date: 2017-12-14
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Borrower or Client: ING Bank, N.V.
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  • Mining
Investment Type(s): Guarantee
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 267.00 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: 2017-10-21
Disclosure Date: 2017-10-16
Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC)

Project Description
This summary covers an application made by ING Bank (Germany) acting as PRI Agent for a group of commercial lenders to cover the commercial debt provided to Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC or the Project) in the Republic of Guinea. MIGA coverage has been sought for up to US$267 million (including principal and interest) against the risks of Transfer Restriction, Expropriation, War and Civil Disturbance, and Breach of Contract for a tenor of up to 15 years. The project entails the development of a 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) greenfield bauxite mine with an expected life of mine of 20 years, and associated rail, port and marine infrastructure. The mine site is located in the Boké Prefecture of north western Guinea. approximately 300 km by road north of the national capital of Conakry and approximately 100 km northeast of the port city of Kamsar.
Investment Description
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