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    € 700,000,000
    Germany : € 700,000,000
    Education : € 350,000,000
    Services : € 350,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    1/07/2010 : € 350,000,000
    1/07/2010 : € 350,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    18 March 2010
    Signed | 01/07/2010
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    NRW Hochschulmodernisierung

    Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 700 million.
    EUR 2 000 million.

    The programme concerns construction and rehabilitation of buildings located at public universities and colleges owned by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

    To continue financing the modernisation of university buildings in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It will be the Bank’s fourth operation with the same promoter since 2002.

    Environmental aspects

    Universities and colleges are not specifically mentioned in the EIA Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment, though the project is covered by Annex II of the Directive in relation to Urban Development. The screening decisions taken by the Competent Authority will be examined during appraisal. The energy efficiency standards to be achieved by the new and refurbished buildings will also be examined during appraisal.

    As a public entity, the promoter is required to respect national and European legislation applicable to public authorities’ procurement. The Bank will ensure that all contracts for the implementation of the programme have been, or shall be, tendered in accordance with EU procurement legislation.


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