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    Reference: 20160644
    Release date: 5 October 2016

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    The project is part of a 2016-2021 investment programme into the production and distribution facilities of BW, Netherlands' 2nd largest water supply company operating in the province of North Brabant. The programme consists mainly of replacement and upgrading of pumping stations and related water treatment installations, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, potable water distribution networks, and purchase of water meters, pressure gauges and operational support infrastructure.


    The project will secure or enhance the quality of life of up to 2.46 million inhabitants situated in a geographical area covering the province of North Brabant by improving the quality and reliability of drinking water supply and by improving resource efficiency. The project allows for continued compliance with the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and the Drinking Water Directive (98/83/EC) and national norms.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    Not disclosed.

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 508 million

    Environmental aspects

    The investment is geared toward securing a sustainable management of water supply and distribution, bringing about positive social and environmental benefits. The upgrade of the water distribution pipelines, pumping stations and other network and process optimisation measures are examples of components with an impact on the environment and resource efficiency. Compliance with EU and national environmental legislation will be verified during appraisal.


    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 (Directives 2004/18/EC, or 2014/24/EU where applicable, and/or 2004/17/EC, or 2014/25/EU where applicable, and/or 2014/23/EU where applicable, 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 Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.


    Signed - 15/03/2017


    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).

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    The Netherlands Water, sewerage