Release date: 30 June 2016
Promoter – Financial IntermediaryRP SIA RIGAS SATIKSME
Purchase of 20 new low-floor tram units to operate in the city of Riga, and modernisation of tramway infrastructure and depot. Purchase of 10 hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) buses and 10 Hytrolleys with HFC range extenders. Construction of hydrogen fuel production and storage facility.
The project consists of the purchase of 20 new low-floor tram units for the city of Riga. New trams will replace existing ones, which are obsolete.
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 75 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 195 million
Manufacture of the new train sets will take place in the manufacturer's plant and does not fall within the scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU; therefore no EIA is required for this component. Compliance of the new depot, the expansion of existing depot and associated facilities (i.e. infrastructure, if any) will be analysed during appraisal.
The promoter is subject to and follows public procurement rules according to EU regulations. 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, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where appropriate. The procurement process followed for tram sets will be reviewed during appraisal.
Signed - 21/07/2017
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).