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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Sierra Leone
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: B
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: 2016-10-24
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Borrower or Client: CEC Africa Sierra Leone Limited
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The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 15.00 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 @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2018-04-09

Project Description


The client is CEC Africa Sierra Leone Limited, a SPV set up to develop, construct, operate and maintain a 57MW HFO fired power plant located in the West of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. The company is owned 60% by CDC Group Plc. and 40% by TCQ Power Limited. The facility includes further infrastructure such as storage tanks, water treatment facilities and transmission infrastructure.


FMO provides a USD 15 mln senior loan. Further debt financing will be provided by IFC, AfDB, CDC and EAIF. The loan facility will be used for the construction of the power plant and the relevant infrastructure in line with the construction progress.


FMO finances this power plant in Sierra Leone because of its relevance for the sector and the country. Post-Ebola and with an installed capacity of only 83 MW, Sierra Leone is in great need of electricity and private investment. Foreign direct investment will also give a positive sign to the country and its economy following the slow-down caused by the Ebola epidemic. Further FMO will provide long-term financing which is not available in the market. The project is not a renewable energy project but located in a Low Income Country in Africa that needs base load electricity supply, which makes it fit into FMOa€™s strategic approach.

Investment Description
Contact Information

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Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism.

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