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    Reference: 20140566
    Release date: 27 January 2015

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    Widening of a 25.5km section of the A6 motorway between Wiesloch-Rauenberg and Weinsberg (south of Heidelberg, north of Stuttgart) and maintenance of the overall section of 47.1km under a 30-year concession design, build, finance and operate contract (DBFO).
    The project includes a 1.3km viaduct which crosses the Neckar Valley.


    The main economic benefits will stem from reduced travel times and improved road safety thanks to enhanced road capacity.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 250 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    Not disclosed.

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls under Annex I of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EC. Compliance with the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) directive 2001/42/EC, EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and Birds Directive 79/406/EEC will be reviewed at appraisal.


    The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project are tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directive 2004/18/EC and/or 2004/17/EC as well as Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.


    Signed - 20/12/2016


    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).

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    Germany Transport