Jordan: Daehan Wind Power Co-01/Tafila

Date Filed
16 Jun 2020
Status
Open
Phase
Dispute Resolution (DR)
Country
Jordan

Case Tracker

Eligibility
Eligibility
Assessment
Assessment
Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Compliance
CURRENT Status
Mediation (DISPUTE RESOLUTION)

Complaint Overview

Complainant

Community member

Concerns

Noise, shadow flicker effect, bird mortality, health and safety

Cross-Cutting Issues
Land Resettlement Biodiversity Air Land

Project Information

Region
Middle East & North Africa
Institution
IFC
Name & Number
Daehan WIND 35349
Company
Daehan Wind Power Company
Sector
Infrastructure
Department
Infrastructure
Category
A
Commitment

US$11.43m A loan and US$2.7m risk management

Synopsis

Project Overview

IFC has an active project with Daehan Wind Power Company PSC in Jordan which is currently owned by Korea Southern Power Company and Daelim Energy Company. The project consists of the construction, operation and maintenance of a 51.75MW (installed capacity) wind farm in Jordan's Tafila Governorate. The Project will be an Independent Power Producer, generating about 153 GWh annually for sale to the National Electric Power Company under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.

Complaint

In June 2020, a local community member from Tafila, Jordan submitted a complaint to CAO on behalf of himself and two family members. They indicated that their family jointly owned land near the Daehan wind farm and raised concerns about the impact of project construction and potential future impact of the wind farm operations. Specific issues cited in the complaint include noise and shadow flicker effect from the wind turbines, health and safety concerns, and the missed opportunity for farmers to raise birds. The complaint also raises concerns that the company failed to lease some farmlands despite their close proximity to the project site.

CAO Action

CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment in July 2020 and begun an assessment of the complaint. During the assessment, the Complainant and the Company agreed to engage in a voluntary dialogue process to try and resolve the dispute.

Status

A dispute resolution process is underway.

Status as of November 15, 2020

Case Documents

  • Dispute Resolution

    Complaint
    Complaint
    Jun 16, 2020
    Arabic
    Complaint
    Assessment Report(s)
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    Nov 01, 2020
    English
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan
    Nov 01, 2020
    Arabic
    CAO Assessment report Daehan-01 Jordan