Chulakkurgan Solar

Location:

Kazakhstan

Project number:

50218

Business sector:

Energy

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

17 Oct 2018

Status:

Disbursing

PSD disclosed:

14 Sep 2018

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

Provision of up to USD 42.5 million equivalent in KZT long-term senior debt financing for the development, construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant with an installed capacity of 63 MWp located in Chulakkurgan rural dstrict, in the south of Kazakhstan.

Project Objectives

The project will support Kazakhstan in increasing the share of renewable energy in Kazakhstan's energy mix and it will contribute to achieving the Kazakh government goal of non-hydro renewable energy accounting for 3 % of all power generation by 2020.

Transition Impact

The transition impact stems from the fact that the Project will assist Kazakhstan in diversifying its coal-dependent power sector and reducing CO2 emissions. The project will also foster private ownership of renewables projects in the power generation sector.

Client Information

YUKSES 50 LLP

YUKSES 50 LLP is a Special Purpose Vehicle ("SPV") established for development, construction and operation of the Chulakkurgan solar photovoltaic power plant with capacity of 63 MW. The Borrower is fully owned by Risen Energy (China).

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 42,500,000.00

USD 42.5 million.

Total Project Cost

USD 75,000,000.00

USD 75 million

Environmental and Social Summary

Category B (ESP 2014). Environmental and social risks and impacts associated with the construction and operation of a medium sized greenfield solar photovoltaic power plant were readily assessed as part of the independent Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) and can be mitigated via the agreed Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). The Project is consistent with the GET approach and the GET share is 100%.

ESDD is ongoing and has confirmed to date that the site is not located in sensitive area and that the Company has the institutional capacity to fully implement the Bank's Performance Requirements (PRs) This will be further assessed and the Company will be require to implement good E&S management practices, implementation of the ESAP and monitoring. The on-going ESDD will further review the planned construction actives.

A number of the environmental and social management improvements will be included in the ESAP, inter alia: enhancement of the EHS management system, contractor and supply chain management, construction noise and emission reduction, Stakeholder Engagement Plan and grievance mechanism. In line with the approach taken with similar projects, as part of implementing the ESAP requirements, the Company will implement a Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSRP) aimed at community development and outreach, including local social infrastructure, and increasing awareness of the Project. The ESAP will be agreed prior to signing the Project.

A Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and Non-Technical Summary (NTS) have been prepared and disclosed on the Company's web site.

The PSD will be updated based on the outcome of the ESDD and agreement of the ESAP. An NTS will also be attached.

Technical Cooperation

TC funding will be sought to co-finance due diligence costs subject to availability under the existing Kazakhstan Renewables Framework in accordance with the Framework's criteria.

Company Contact Information

Sisi Chen
sisi@risenenergy.com
+ (86)21-55785129
+86-21 55785129
www.risenenergy.com
7 Floor, No. 588 Dongdaming Road, Metersbonwe Building, Hongkou District, Shanghai, PRC

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