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In a landmark move for renewable energy in South Africa, Absa through its Corporate and Investment Banking division supported Enel Green Power South Africa – local subsidiary of the Italian multinational renewable energy corporation Enel Green Power SpA – in achieving Financial Close for its three 110MW wind projects located in the Eastern Cape. These projects are part of a larger 900MW corporate procurement programme with Sasol and Air Liquide as joint offtakers through a wheeling arrangement facilitated by Eskom.

Absa played a pivotal role in this transaction and acted as joint Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA), Lender, FX and interest rates hedge bank, sole project guarantees issuing bank, and joint equity guarantee issuing bank for the projects.

This transaction cements Absa’s role as a market leader in driving the Just Energy Transition Agenda for the African continent.

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