Company name

American Industrial Park S.A. de C.V.

Project number

12362-02

Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.

E&S category
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B

Country

El Salvador

Sector

Manufacturing

Status

Proposed

Disclosed date

09/03/2021

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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11/01/2021

Approval date

N/A

Signed date

N/A

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Fonseca, Juan Reyes

Investment type

Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 25,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

This transaction consists of a long-term corporate loan for up to US$25 million to American Industrial Park S.A. de C.V. (AIP). AIP, a current client of IDB Invest, is one of the leading companies in El Salvador in the construction and administration of free trade zones and industrial parks, with more than 25 years of experience in the market. It currently manages more than 200,000 m2 of industrial space, housing 26 companies that employ more than 12,000 people. Part of AIP's business line is power generation, which it uses both for self-consumption and for sale to the domestic grid. This ensures that AIP conducts a cleaner operation for both its own and its customers’ activities, contributing to the diversification of the energy matrix in El Salvador.

 

The proposed financing involves two main objectives: the first consists of the construction of new industrial infrastructure in the Group's new Orion Industrial Park as a free trade zone, to attract and expand Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country. The second objective is to install solar panels on the roofs of the industrial park to meet internal demand, generating at least 7,750 MW/h of clean energy per year.

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. Any gaps with respect to the IDB Invest Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) provided below.

ORION - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY (ESRS)

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ORION - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTION PLAN (ESAP)

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Client Contact

CONTACT NAME

Rene Ramos

POSITION

General Manager

PHONE NUMBER

503-2319-0276

EMAIL

rene.ramos@grupoaristos.com

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

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PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

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