ACWA Power Company, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination and green hydrogen plants, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to finance sustainable infrastructure projects with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at the side lines of the Future Investment Initiative Forum, which took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The MOU was signed by Paddy Padmanathan, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power and Nandita Parshad, Managing Director- Sustainable Infrastructure Group, EBRD. The document envisages the continued cooperation of both organisations over the next five years, and will focus on project development in renewable energy, green hydrogen, green desalination across countries.
The countries of focus include Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Egypt, with the ultimate objective of jointly supporting sustainable energy transition and enabling power and water access in line with local and global environmental objectives.
ACWA Power has worked with EBRD since 2011 with the institution financing multiple projects of ACWA Power in the Central Asian, Middle Eastern and North African markets.
The EBRD is a London headquartered multilateral development bank which focuses on fostering the transition to open market-oriented economies and promoting private and entrepreneurial initiatives in the countries where it works.
To date, ACWA Power has nine projects under operation or advanced development in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Egypt. Of these, eight facilities are in the renewable energy space.