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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 60,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    France : € 60,000,000
    Telecom : € 60,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    7/12/2018 : € 60,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    24 July 2018
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 07/12/2018
    20170394
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    GIRONDE HAUT MEGA
    SYNDICAT MIXTE GIRONDE NUMERIQUE
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 60 million
    EUR 401 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project relates to the design and rollout of a publicly owned fibre broadband network Fibre to the Home (FTTH) in the rural areas of the Gironde department.

    The objective of the project is to deploy a Fibre to the Home (FTTH) network covering over 410 000 households as well as fibre-based connectivity to public and enterprise sites. The access networks will be deployed in areas where private operators are not present with very high speed broadband services due to lack of commercial interest.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre rollout) do not fall under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU amending Directive 2011/92/EC. The related works have limited environmental effects, apart from disturbances during civil work constructions, which can be mitigated by appropriate measures. Full environmental details will be assessed during appraisal, including the possible impacts on protected flora and fauna (Habitats 92/43/EC and Birds 79/409/EC).

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been and will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation, 2014/23/EU as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, 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

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - GIRONDE HAUT MEGA
    Publication Date
    2 Oct 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    83490108
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170394
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    scoreboard - GIRONDE HAUT MEGA
    Publication Date
    12 Oct 2018
    Document Language
    English
    Main Topic
    lending
    Document Number
    86843973
    Document Focus
    EFSI legal requirements
    Document Type
    Scoreboard
    Project Number
    20170394
    Last update
    12 Oct 2018
    Sector(s)
    Telecom
    Countries
    France
    Publicly available
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