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    Reference: 20170750
    Release date: 16 January 2018

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    SPECIAL PURPOSE ENTITY(IES)/FUND

    Location

    Description

    Infrastructure fund investing in environmental facilities such as wastewater treatment plants, energy efficiency facilities or waste-to energy infrastructure, by partnering with European mid-to-large corporates and municipalities.

    Objectives

    The fund will contribute to the construction and operation of needed environmental infrastructure which will benefit the local residents, improving their quality of life. Waste-to-energy projects from the underlying investments will contribute to achieving climate change objectives, by reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from waste and by substituting energy generated from fossil origin with renewable alternatives. Water and wastewater projects will support continued compliance with the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC).

    Sector(s)

    • Energy - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
    • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    • Solid waste - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 40 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 200 million

    Environmental aspects

    The following will be reviewed during appraisal: (i) details of the fund's environmental and social due diligence procedures for ensuring compliance with relevant EU and national regulation as well as EIB's Environmental and Social Standards, and (ii) the capacity of the fund manager to assess and monitor environmental and social risks and impacts.

    Procurement

    The fund will invest in (i) private sector in Europe and (ii) public and utilities sector and concession projects in Europe. For the investment in the public and utilities sector and concession projects, the Bank will require the fund manager to take all the requisite measures to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the projects financed by the fund have been/will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation [Directive 2014/23/EU / 2014/24/EU or 2004/18/EC / 2014/25/EU or 2004/17/EC, where applicable, as well as Directive 92/13/EEC or Directive 89/665/EEC] as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the European Union, as and where required.

    Status

    Signed - 26/03/2019

    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

    France Energy Water, sewerage Solid waste