Category A projects


This page contains information about category A projects assessed by EKF for environmental and social sustainability within the last two calendar years.

Category A projects comprise projects with potential significant adverse environmental and/or social impacts under OECD Common Approaches.

EKF discloses information on all category A projects at least 30 days, before we decide if EKF can take part in the project.

If you have any questions regarding a category A project, you are welcome to contact EKF's CSR Department at ekfcsr@ekf.dk

2021

Araguaia Nickel Project

9 September 2021

Araguaia Nickel Project is a greenfield open pit nickel laterite mining and processing project located approximately 40 km northwest of the town of Conceição do Araguaia in the Pará State, northeast Brazil, and approximately 25 km west of the Araguaia River.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against

• OECD “Common Approaches” (2016)
• The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sustainability Framework the IFC Performance Standards (2012)
• The Equator Principles IV (July 2020)
• The World Bank Group (WBG) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines (2007)
• IFC EHS Guidelines for Mining (2007)

More information on the project can be found here:

Link for ESIA

Link for Non-technical summary

If you need further information please contact Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk


Bandırma-Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli High Standard Railway Project (BBYO) Turkey

23 June 2021

The Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) is considering a guarantee for the financing of equipment and services to the 201 km railway line BBYO, in Turkey. The Project owner is the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MoTI), Directorate General of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM). The BBYO aims to develop fast, safe, and economical transportation opportunities.

Key facts:

The length of the route

201 km
Operation type Passenger Passenger + Freight
Railway route

Electric double line

Speed 250 km/h

Under the OECD Common Approaches, this is a Category A project. EKF will carry out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulations, IFC Performance Standards, and the OECD Common Approaches.

 Please find more information in the Environmental and social impact assessment here.

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk


Project Grace: Grajewo & Sulmierzyce Wind Farms (CAT B PROJECT)

23 June 2021

Project Grace consists if a portfolio of two onshore wind farms (Grajewo, Sulmierzyce, located in Poland. The Projects has a capacity of respectively 23.1 MW comprising of 7 wind turbine generators (WTGs) of 3.5 MW each in Sulmierzyce and second one with capacity 40 MW comprising 12 wind turbine generators (WTGs) of 3.5 MW each in Grajewo. The project is a CAT B project

Site specific environmental and social impacts of the Project were assessed as part of due diligence. These can be minimised through implementation of mitigation measures and relevant monitoring and management techniques. Both sub projects were approved by relevant Competent Authorities in 2015, following EIA procedures with public engagement. The original permits were for 10 and 22 WTGs respectively.

Ultimately, due to both social economic considerations, a smaller capacity than originally permitted will be installed and such smaller capacity obtained valid construction permits in 2016 and 2019. Both Projects have valid permits and are included in the local development plans. An independent ESDD was undertaken which confirmed that each of the wind farms is compliant with national legislation and appropriate EIA process was undertaken in compliance with the EU EIA Directive, Habitats and Birds Directives, including those related to Appropriate Assessment. The Consultant also confirmed that the project and each wind farm is designed to meet EBRD PRs and IFC PS.

The project will contribute to climate change mitigation and Polish energy green transition by increasing the share of renewable energy generation in Poland and add 63.1 MW wind generation capacity to the national energy system.

Read more here


Soganli WPP Project

12 April 2021

40.0 MWm Soganli WPP Project is located in Turkey, Aydintepe District in the Bayburt Province. The windfarm consists of 10 turbines.

Construction is ongoing.

The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.

Please find more information on the project here:

ESIA

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk.


Haci Bey Wind Power Plant

16 March 2021

54.0 MWm Haci Bey Wind Power Plant located in Turkey, Çatalca district of İstanbul province. The windfarm consist of 12 turbines and has an area of 920 ha.
The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches.
EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.

Please find more information on the project here:

ESIA
NTS

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk.


Banie III og Sepopol

9 March 2021

The two projects are onshore windfarms classified as Category A projects according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulations and EBRD, IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.

The Projects are being developed by by Energix Polska Sp.z.o.o, (the “Developer”). The Projects will contribute to climate mitigation by increasing the share of renewable energy generation in Poland and add 81.4 MW and 40 MW respectively of wind generation capacity to the national energy system.

Banie III is located in the area of Banie commune (Banie, Baniewice, Kunowo, Lubanowo, Piaseczno, Sosnowo, Swobnica and Tywica villages) and Widuchowa commune (Żelechowo village), in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voievodship in north-western Poland.

The Sepopol Project is located in the area of Banie commune (Banie, Baniewice, Kunowo, Lubanowo, Piaseczno, Sosnowo, Swobnica and Tywica villages) and Widuchowa commune (Żelechowo village), in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voievodship in north-western Poland.

ESIA disclosure package for Banie III

  • Non-Technical Summary (NTS)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Draft Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP)
  • ESIA Supplemental Study
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Permits

Download the entire ESIA package in ZIP format


ESIA disclosure pakke for Sepopol.

For further information please contact Kristin Parello-Plesner, kpp@ekf.dk


Guandong Hongfeng, China

26 february 2021

The project comprises of a new sow farm designed for 5,200 places for sows and a new administration building. The farm is being built on the site of an existing farm, which will be shut down. The farm is located in Longmen County in South East China.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulation including Danish and EU legislation on animal welfare, IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.

More information on the project can be found here: 

Guandong Honfeng

If you need further information please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk

2020


Thanh Hai 1+2, Vietnam

7 July 2020

Thanh Hai 1+2 is a nearshore wind project in Vietnam located 2-5 km off the coast of the Ben Tre Province in southern Vietnam. The project will consist of 14 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy turbines with a total capacity of about 60MW. The project also includes project related infrastructure such as transmission line and substation.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulations and IFC Performance Standards.

Please find more information on environmental and social issues on the project here:

Thanh Hai 1
Thanh Hai 2

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk


Greater Changhua South East Offshore Wind Farm

6 June 2020

605.2MW Greater Changhua Southeast Offshore Wind Farm located in Taiwan, off the coast of Changhua County. The windfarm consist of 75 turbines and has an area of 108 km2 and is located 35 km from shore.

Offshore construction is planned from Q1 2021 to Q4 2022.

The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches.
EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.

Please find more information on the project here:

Environmental and social impact assessment

And the non-technical summary here

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk.


Bialy Bor, Poland

26 May 2020

The project is an onshore windfarm located in the North-West of Poland about 150 kilometers West of Gdansk.
The project will consist of 42 Vestas V126 turbines of 3,45MW and have a total capacity of around 145MW. The project also includes project related infrastructure such as cable line and substation.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulations and IFC Performance Standards.

Please find more information on environmental and social issues on the project here (link to ESIA)

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk.

2019

CFXD OWF

20 november 2019

The CFXD OWF is located approximately 15 kilometers off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan, and will generate a total capacity of up to 600 MW.

Engineering and pre-construction works commenced recently and the project is scheduled to be executed in the period 2021-2023.

The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches.

EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.
 
Please find more information on the project

ESIA Summary

The supporting local EIA (in Chinese) can be found in the following links:

here

here

 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Kristin Parello-Plesner, kpp@ekf.dk.


Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

The project is an offshore wind farm located approximately 8 km off the west coast of Taiwan. The wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines with a total capacity of 640 MW. The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.
 
Please find more information on the project

here

here
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Kristin Parello-Plesner, kpp@ekf.dk.


Delaro, Mexico

25 september 2019

The project is an onshore windfarm located in the municipality of Reynosa in the northeastern part of Mexico. The project will consist of 27 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy turbines and have a capacity of around 117MW.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulation, the Equator Principles and OECD Common Approaches.

Please find more information on the environmental and social issues on the project here.

If you have any comments, please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk


Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm

The project is an offshore wind farm located approximately 5 km off the west coast of Taiwan. The wind farm will consist of 47 wind turbines with a total capacity of 376MW. The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches. 
 
Please find more information on the project
 

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Senior Consultant Morten Jess Nielsen, mjn@ekf.dk

Standard Gauge Railway Line (SGR) Project Dar es Salaam – Makutopora, Tanzania

27 June 2019
The Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF) is considering a guarantee for financing of equipment and services to the state owned Tanzanian Railway Corporation’s (TRC) project ‘Dar es Salaam to Dodoma Standard Gauge Railway Project’ (SGR Project).

The current SGR project involves construction of approximately 541 km of electrified railway between the cities of Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, largely following the alignment of an existing metre gauge railway (MGR) built during the early 1900s. The new railway will be used for both passenger and freight traffic. The new SGR Project constitutes a first step in realizing the Government of Tanzania’s intention to construct a total of 1,219 km of connecting Dar es Salaam to Mwanza - located on the shore of Lake Victoria.
 
The project is classified as a Category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulation, IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches.
 
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Maj Manczak, man@ekf.dk

Shchekinoazot ammonia plant/Russia

28 May 2019
Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 500 tons of ammonia per day. Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia plant.
The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches. EKF is assessing the project against IFC Performance and relevant sector specific and general Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
 

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Louise Them Kjølholm, ltk@ekf.dk

San Lupo Wind Farm Project, Italy

27 February 2019
The project is a wind farm located in the southern part of Italy in the municipalities of San Lupo and Pontelandolfo in Campania Region. The wind farm will consist of 16 turbines with a total capacity of 48 MW. The wind farm is classified as a category A-project according to the OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws, the IFC Performance Standards and OECD Common Approaches. 

Please find more information

If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Jakob Maicher, jam@ekf.dk

Tres Mesas 3 and 4, Mexico

28 January 2019
The two wind farms are located in the northern part of Mexico in the municipality of Llera de Canales, in the state of Tamaulipas. Tres Mesas 3 will consist of 15 turbines with a total of 49.5 MW and a 7.6 km transmission line. Tres Mesas 4 will consist of 24 turbines with a total of 95.7MW and a 7.7 km transmission line.
 
The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches. EKF is assessing the project against relevant laws and regulations, Equator Principles, IFC Performance standards and relevant EHS Guidelines.
 
Please find more information on the project on the following links:

Tres Mesas 3:

Resolución en Materia de Impacto Ambiental

Autorización de Cambio de Uso de Suelo en Terrenos Forestales

Estudio Evaluacion Impacto Social

Tres Mesas 4:

Resolución Evaluacion Impacto Social

AIA

 If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk