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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 150,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Austria : € 150,000,000
    Water, sewerage : € 150,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    1/06/2015 : € 150,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    28 April 2014
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 01/06/2015
    20140123
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    EBS - ENERGY OPTIMISATION SLUDGE TREATMENT
    EBSWIEN HAUPTKLAERANLAGE GMBH
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 150 million
    EUR 300 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    Construction of primary sedimentation and first aeration basin of Vienna's main sewage treatment plant as well as anaerobic sludge stabilisation of the total incoming sludge to extract and process sewage gas in a block heating works.

    The objective of this new project is to ensure the energy autarchy of Vienna’s wastewater treatment plant by using sewage sludge as an energy resource for in-house energy needs. With this project, 20 million m3 of methane are expected to be extracted annually from sewage sludge and converted into electricity and heat. This will allow Vienna’s wastewater treatment plant to cover 100% of its own electricity needs from renewable sources by 2020 and to reduce its energy costs at the same time.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The project incorporates the upgrading of Vienna’s central wastewater treatment plant (construction of primary sedimentation and biological purification stage 1, the construction of 6 digestion towers, expansion of the collection network and storage facilities to prevent sewerage overflows) to allow for continued compliance with the EU’s urban wastewater Directive (91/271).

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that the contracts for the implementation of the project have been tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (2004/17/EC and Dir. 2007/66/EC [amending Directives 1989/665/EEC and 1992/13/EEC]), with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.

    Disclaimer

    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).

    Documents

    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - EBS - ENERGY OPTIMISATION SLUDGE TREATMENT
    Publication Date
    4 Jul 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    53547074
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20140123
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - EBS - ENERGY OPTIMISATION SLUDGE TREATMENT
    Publication Date
    23 Oct 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    55577388
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20140123
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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