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Zorlu Gets $111 Million Loan for Pakistan Wind-Power Project

October 27, 2011

(Updates with shares in final paragraph.)

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS, a Turkish utility, got a $111 million loan for a wind-power project in Pakistan.

The Istanbul-based company borrowed $38.1 million from the World Bank’s International Finance Corp., $36.8 million from the Asian Development Bank, $20 million from the Eco Trade & Development Bank and $16.2 million from Habib Bank Ltd. of Pakistan, Zorlu Enerji said in a statement.

The 12-year loan will part-finance the 56.4-megawatt wind project in Jhimpir state, which will cost $158.7 million, according to the statement.

Zorlu Enerji rose as much as 1.7 percent to 1.76 liras in Istanbul trading, and was at 1.75 liras as of 10:59 a.m. local time. The company has 475 megawatts of power capacity at projects in Turkey, Russia and Israel.

--Editors: Amanda Jordan, Randall Hackley

To contact the reporters on this story: Ercan Ersoy in Istanbul; Aydan Eksin in Istanbul at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Benedikt Kammel at

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