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
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
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
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