Release date: 25 November 2014
Promoter – Financial IntermediaryPUBLIC ENTITY(IES)
The investment programme relates to the roll-out of several passive fibre access infrastructures in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).
The project will provide high-speed fixed broadband telecom services to residential and business users in uncovered rural areas. The passive infrastructures will be promoted and owned by districts (Landkreise) and operated by private companies.
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 150 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 400 million
Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre roll-out) do not fall under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 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 impact on protected flora and fauna (in accordance with the Habitats Directive 92/43/EC and Birds Directive 2009/147/EC).
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 national and EU procurement legislation (Dir. 2004/18/EC or, depending on the promoter, 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.
Signed - 30/09/2015