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    Reference: 20200802
    Release date: 23 April 2021

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    ACCEPTABLE CORPORATE(S),PUBLIC ENTITY(IES)

    Location

    Description

    Financing of eligible projects in the water sector in Poland.

    Objectives

    The programme loan (PL) aims at addressing the investment needs of small and medium-sized water utilities in Poland. To date, three operators have already been identified as potential final beneficiaries (FB) of the PL, which are: (1) Aquanet, (2) Bytom, (3) Wroclaw. FB provide integrated water services (IWS) activities in Poland and are fully owned by the municipalities. The underlying investment programmes of the FB are based on Master Plans agreed by the operators with the local service regulators. The investment requirements, including mainly water treatment, distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, are aimed at the upkeep of efficient and sustainable water and wastewater services, increased resilience and compliance with the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC and the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, as embodied in the national legislation.

    Sector(s)

    • Water, sewerage - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    PLN 2500 million (EUR 548 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    PLN 5000 million (EUR 1095 million)

    Environmental aspects

    The sub-operations under the PL are expected to have net positive environmental and social impacts, considering their focus on compliance with, amongst others, the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC. Where and if applicable, the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 2014/52/EU amending the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, the Habitats and Birds Directives (92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC, respectively) will be respected and the Bank will publish the full text of, and the non-technical summaries.

    Procurement

    The Bank will require the final beneficiaries to ensure that contracts for implementation of the project will be tendered in accordance with the applicable EU procurement legislation, (Directive 2014/23/EU / 2014/24/EU / 2014/25/EU 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 EU, as and where required.

    Status

    Approved - 22/07/2021

    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

    Poland Water, sewerage