Khalladi Wind Farm

Country:

Morocco

Project number:

47297

Business sector:

Power and energy

Notice type:

Private

ESIA disclosed:

14 Aug 2015

Status:

Disbursing

Target board date:

14 Oct 2015

Project summary document for this project

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The EBRD is considering financing the construction and operation of a 120MW wind farm located near Tangiers in Morocco (the “Project”). The Project will be one of the first private projects to be developed under the 13-09 law and will support the country in increasing its renewable energy capacity and reducing its reliance on costly hydrocarbon imports.

The Borrower will be a special purpose vehicle to be incorporated in Morocco for the sole purpose of developing, constructing and operating the Project. The Borrower will be 70% owned by ACWA Power Global Services LLC (“ACWA”), 25% by ARIF, a North-Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa-focus infrastructure fund managed by Infra Invest, a North-Africa-focus fund manager and 5% by UPC Renewables North Africa (“UPC”).

The EBRD loan of up to MAD 617 million (EUR 57 million equivalent) will be accompanied by concessional funding, provided by the Clean Technology Fund and secured under the SPREF framework.

ESIA disclosure package

Disclosure Package:

1. Project Description                          French, Arabic (Annex (French), Annex (Arabic))

2. Non Technical Summary                 English, French,Arabic

3. Stakeholder Engagement Plan        French, Arabic (Annexes (French); Annexes (Arabic))

4. Social Impact Assessment              French, Arabic

5. Biodiversity Protection Plan           French, Arabic

6. Land Acquisition Review and Livelihood Restoration Framework     French, Arabic

7. Environmental & Social Management & Monitoring Framework    French, Arabic

8. Noise Impact Assessment               French, Arabic

9. Flicker effect Assessment               French, Arabic

10. Environmental & Social Action Plan     English,French, Arabic

2012 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA):

Approved EIA                                    French

EIA Appendices                     French

EIA non-technical summary   French, Arabic

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:

Qsar Sghir : Commune Ksar Sghir, Préfecture Fahs Anjra, Wilaya de Tanger.

Meloussa : Commune Meloussa, Préfecture Fahs Anjra, Wilaya de Tanger.

Khmis Anjra : Commune Fahs ANJRA, Préfecture Fahs Anjra, Wilaya de Tanger.

Souk Kdim : Commune Souk Kdim, Province Tetouan

Sadina : Commune Sadina, Province Tetouan

ACWA Power

Villa 6-G-7, Angle Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka et Atthuya, Hay Riad 10100 Rabat, Morocco

The Disclosure Package will also be released for public review by the project sponsor on its website

EBRD, Resident Office Morocco
Immeuble Zevaco
46, Route d’Azemmour, Lotissement El Fath, lot 4
20230 Casablanca, Morocco

Tel: +212 (0) 522958021

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014