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    Referenz: 20190745
    Veröffentlichungsdatum: 8 Juli 2020

    Projektträger – zwischengeschaltetes Finanzinstitut




    The project concerns the construction of two new roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) cargo vessels using sails (wind) for main propulsion. The vessels will be operated on a transatlantic route between Europe and the East American coast, with substantial fuel savings and significant environmental benefits compared to conventional cargo vessels with traditional propulsion systems. The vessels will be constructed and operated in compliance with IMO and EU regulations and will operate under an EU flag.


    The project concerns the construction of two Ro-Ro cargo ships, that use sails (wind) as the main propulsion system. The vessels will operate on a new transatlantic route between the Atlantic coast of France and the east US / Canada coast, including the French Overseas Collectivity of St Pierre & Miquelon. The vessels will be constructed and operated in compliance with IMO and EU regulations and will operate under an EU flag. By using sails for main propulsion the vessels are expected to demonstrate a significant reduction in fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions compared to conventional ships on the same route.


    Vorgeschlagene EIB-Finanzierung (voraussichtlicher Betrag)

    EUR 33 million

    Gesamtkosten (voraussichtlicher Betrag)

    EUR 57 million


    The project will contribute to the development of a sustainable transport system for cargo and is therefore eligible under Article 309 point (c) "common interest" of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. Furthermore, the environmental performance of the project is also in line with the EIB policy on climate change (mitigation). The project thus contributes to both Sustainable Transport in line with the Bank's Transport Lending Policy and Climate Change in line with the EIB Climate Strategy. The new vessels fall outside the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2014/52/EU amending the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU.


    The promoter is a private company not operating in the utilities sector, and is thus not covered by EU Directives on procurement. The promoter is following a negotiated procedure between the ship owner and a number of shipyards. The Bank will further review the procurement process during the project's due diligence.


    In Prüfung - 2/07/2021


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).


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