BMCE Bank - GCF GEFF - Energy Efficiency



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Financial institutions

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Approval date:

18 Dec 2018



PSD disclosed:

12 Nov 2018

Translated version of this PSD: French

Project Description

A loan of up to EUR 10 million to BMCE Bank to on-lend to private sector borrowers for sustainable energy investments.

Project Objectives

Provision of a loan of up to EUR 10 million to Banque Marocaine de Commerce Exterieur ("BMCE") to on-lend to private sector borrowers (including SMEs) for sustainable energy investments.

Transition Impact

The transition impact of the project is expected to derive from promoting the expansion of energy efficiency and renewable energy lending in Morocco. It will have positive demonstration effects particularly with respect to utilising financial intermediaries, for energy efficiency investments.

The project will demonstrate the benefits of rational energy utilization through improved industrial competitiveness in light of rising energy costs.

Client Information

Banque Marocaine de Commerce Exterieur

BMCE Bank is the 3rd largest bank in Morocco with total consolidated assets of EUR 27 billion as of June 2018.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 10 000 000

Loan of EUR 10 million equivalents in local currency.

Total Project Cost

EUR 10 000 000

Up to EUR 10 million.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI (ESP 2014). BMCE Bank will be required to comply with PRs 2, 4 & 9, and further, implement and comply with the relevant EBRD's Environmental & Social (E&S) Procedures. Beneficiaries financed through the Facility will be required to comply with national requirements for environment, health and safety and labour standards and the eligibility criteria for energy efficiency ("EE") and renewable energy ("RE") projects. This will be confirmed to BMCE Bank by a Project Consultant engaged by the EBRD to assess project eligibility.

Technical Cooperation

TC funds of up to EUR 150k for internal capacity building of BMCE and technical assistance to subborrowers.

Company Contact Information
140 Avenue Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

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