Morocco’s Khalladi wind farm gets EUR 126m from EBRD, BMCE | SeeNews Renewables

More investment for Morocco’s booming renewable energy industry:

SeeNews RenewablesThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur (BMCE) announced on Friday they will provide a financing package of EUR 126 million (USD 133.3m) for the development of the Khalladi wind farm in the vicinity of Tangiers.

The loan is estimated to cover about 77% of the project costs. The rest will be contributed by the developing company, which is 70% owned by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power Global Services LLC, 25% by ARIF, a North-Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa infrastructure fund managed by private equity manager Infra Invest,  and 5% by UPC Renewables North Africa.

The 120 MW wind farm will be one of the first private renewable energy projects in Morocco to be developed under the 13/09 renewable energy law that allows private producers to sell electricity directly to clients connected to the high voltage and medium voltage grid, mainly industrial companies…[FULL STORY]


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