The project falls due to its technical characteristics under Annex I of the EIA-Directive 85/337/EC amended by 97/11/EC and 2003/35/EC requiring thus a full environmental impact assessment. The new units will be designed to meet emission limits according to national and European legislation (13. BImSchV; Large Combustion Plant Directive; LCPD 2001/80/EC). As at this stage potential environmental impacts of the projects are not yet identified in-depth, it is intended that satisfactory completion of the EIA procedures will be confirmed prior to submitting the project to the Bank’s Board of Directors. This will include written confirmation from the competent authorities concerning potential effect on nature conservation sites (Natura 2000, Birds and Habitat Directive).
The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been or will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Utilities Directive 17/2004/EU) with parallel publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU as and where appropriate.
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