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    Reference: 20150073
    Release date: 12 March 2015

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    BREITBAND NORDHESSEN GMBH

    Location

    Description

    This allocation under the Breitband Hessen framework (2014 0366) relates to the rollout of a passive fibre access infrastructure in the five northern districts of the German federal state of Hessen (Kassel, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Werra-Meißner, Schwalm-Eder and Hersfeld-Rotenburg), called the Nordhessen Cluster. The passive infrastructure will be promoted and owned by a joint unit of the related districts (Landkreise) and operated by one private operator.

    Objectives

    Provision of very high speed fixed broadband telecom services to residences and businesses in uncovered rural areas.

    Sector(s)

    • Telecom - Information and communication

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 72 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 143 million

    Environmental aspects

    Investments in fixed telecommunications projects (mainly civil works for fibre rollout) do not fall under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EC. The related works have limited environmental effects, apart from disturbance 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 (Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC and Birds Directive 2009/147/EC).

    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 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.

    Status

    Approved - 15/04/2015

    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

    Germany Telecom