Ormat Technologies 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: December 20, 2011
Ormat Technologies, Inc.
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INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
On December 20, 2011, Ormat Nevada Inc. (ONI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (the Company), entered into a Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement) with Thermo No. 1 BE-01, LLC (Thermo I) in connection with ONIs financing of the addition of one Ormat Energy Converter (OEC) to Thermo Is existing geothermal power facility in Utah (the Project). The OEC will be constructed by ONI as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor. The financing, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $22.725 million, will be extended by ONI and used to finance the Project construction costs under the EPC contract with Thermo I. The extension of credit under the Credit Agreement will occur in installments during the construction of the Project upon ONIs completion of specified construction milestones in the milestone value amounts agreed upon by Thermo I and ONI. The financing and construction of the Project are subject to the fulfillment of customary and other specified conditions precedent.
Absent delays, completion and final acceptance of the Project construction work (Final Acceptance) is scheduled to occur one and a half years after the issuance of the Project notice to proceed. Thereafter, the principal amount outstanding under the Credit Agreement will bear interest at an agreed rate, payable monthly in arrears. The credit extended under the Credit Agreement will mature not later than 180 days after Final Acceptance, at which time the outstanding principal amount will be due and payable by Thermo I. If Thermo I receives a cash grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (or any successor or replacement to such cash grant) with respect to Thermo Is investment in the construction of the Project, the cash grant will be paid to ONI as a mandatory prepayment of the outstanding principal amount. Amounts financed by ONI under the Credit Agreement may be reduced or forgiven if, under certain circumstances, the Project does not meet the performance criteria agreed upon by Thermo I and ONI, or upon the occurrence of an event of default by ONI under the EPC Contract.
The credit extended by ONI to Thermo I under the Credit Agreement is secured by a first priority perfected security interest in, and real property mortgage lien on, the Project assets of Thermo I and by a pledge by Thermo Is sole member, Intermountain Renewable Power, LLC, of its membership interests in Thermo I. The Credit Agreement and related security document contain customary affirmative and negative covenants for Thermo I, including, among other affirmative covenants, maintenance of the Thermo Is geothermal business, corporate existence, insurance, property rights and books and records, and including, among other negative covenants, restrictive covenants that limit, subject to certain exceptions, Thermo Is ability to incur other indebtedness, pay distributions, merge or consolidate with another person or grant liens on the collateral securing the indebtedness under the Credit Agreement.
Under the EPC contract, ONI agrees to engineer, procure, and construct, on a turnkey basis, the OEC. The EPC contract provides for agreed upon liquidated damages and remedies for Thermo I if there are Project delays or performance issues attributable to ONI. The EPC contract work is scheduled to be released in stages based upon Thermo Is achievement of agreed upon conditions.
On December 26, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing that Ormat Nevada Inc. entered into the Credit Agreement and the EPC Contract. A copy of the Companys press release issued in connection therewith is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Safe Harbor Statement
Information provided in this report on Form 8-K may contain statements relating to current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the Companys plans, objectives and expectations for future operations and are based upon its managements current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see Risk Factors as described in Ormat Technologies, Inc.s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2011.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 27, 2011