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    Reference: 20130005
    Release date: 17 September 2013

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    ELIA SYSTEM OPERATOR SA

    Location

    Description

    Upgrade and reinforcement of the high-voltage electricity transmission grid in Belgium. Investment programme 2013-2018.

    Objectives

    The project is part of a national Grid Development plan that is subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment in line with the requirements of the SEA Directive.

    Comments

    Sector(s)

    • Energy - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 100 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 433 million

    Environmental aspects

    By their technical characteristics some project components fall under Annex I or Annex II of the EIA Directive. The impacts that can be typically expected for these components relate to visual impact, vegetation clearance, birds strikes and mortality, electromagnetic fields, noise nuisance, disturbance during construction and impact on seabed fauna and flora. Environmental impact studies will be carried out as applicable and mitigating and/or compensation measures applied as necessary.

    Procurement

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Dir 2004/17/EEC and Dir. 2007/66/EC), with parallel publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where appropriate.

    Status

    Signed - 16/05/2017

    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).

    Related tags

    Belgium Energy