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Current category A projects

This page contains information about category A transactions currently being assessed by EKF for environmental and social sustainability, and information about category A transactions previously assessed by EKF.
​Category A transactions comprise projects with potential significant adverse environmental and/or social impacts. EKF discloses information on all category A transactions at least 30 days, before we decide if EKF can take part in the transaction.

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

Current category A projects in EKF

Below is a description of current category A projects in EKF.
 
San Juan wind farm, Chile 
 
1 December 2014
 
The San Juan wind project is located in Atacama region of Chile. Once developed, the wind farm will consist of 56 3,3MW wind turbines with a total capacity of 184,8 MW with a 220 kV transmission line of 86 km.
 
EKF is currently finalizing the assessment of the project against Chile law and regulations as well as evaluating the project against the Equator Principles and OECD Common Approaches on environmental and social due diligence. Please find more information here.
 
If you have comments or need further information, please contact kgo@ekf.dk.

 
 
Cape Wind
 
1 November 2014
  
The project is the Cape Wind Offshore wind farm located in the Nantucket Sound of Massechusetts, United States of America. When fully developed the offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 468MW, consisting of 130 turbines. The project will be developed in two steps - Season A comprising 101 turbines with a capacity of 364MW and Season B comprising 29 turbines with a capacity of 104MW. The wind farm will be conncted to the grid through a 20.3km submerged and a 9.4km on-shore overhead transmission line.
 
The project has been in preparation for more than a decade and EKF is currently finalizing the assessment of the project against US state, federal and local environmental and social laws under the framework of the Equator Principles.
 
You can find information on the project Environmental Impact Statement here.

If you have comments or need further information, please contact Claus Primdal Sørensen at cps@ekf.dk
 

 
Coal mine 
 
22 September 2014

The project is the Boikarabelo Waterberg Coal Project located in the Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is a greenfield coal mine which include construction of 40 km railway and transmission line.

EKF is assessing the project against IFC Performance Standards and relevant sector specific and general Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
 
You can find information on the project here
 
If you have comments or need further information, please contact Kirstine Lund Christiansen at klc@ekf.dk

 
 
 
 
 
Burgos wind project 
 
22 August 2014

The Burgos Wind Farm is located in the northern part of the Philippines in the province of Ilocos Norte and will consist of 50 turbines with a capacity to generate 150MW. The project also comprises a new substation in Burgos and a 115kV transmission line of approximately 42 kilometers which will convey the produced electricity to a substation in Laoag City. The wind farm will be constructed in two phases and is currently under construction.
 
An executive summary of the project ESIA is available here
 
For further information, please contact Sine Christiansen: sch@ekf.dk

 
Fertilizer plant
 
13 August 2014
 
The project consists of an ammonia fertilizer facility to be established at a currently non-operating industrial and mine site area of a total of 4,000 ha. Associated facilities include existing phosphate mine site and fertilizer plant. '
 
EKF is assessing the project against IFC Perfomance Standards and relevant sector specific and general Environmental, Health and Safety Guidliens. 
 
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Kristina Maria Goldberg: kgo@ekf.dk


 
Windbundle, Turkey
 
17 July 2014
 
The project consists of four different wind parks in four different areas of Turkey - see below.
EKF is evaluating each of the four projects individually against the IFC Performance Standards and relevant sector specific and general IFC Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines.

Fuatres (Izmir)
Capacity: 10 turbines = total 30MW (EIA not required by local authorities).
Transmission line: 20 km 154 kV (EIA required by local authorities).
 
Harmanlik (Bursa)
Capacity: 16 turbines = total 50MW (EIA not required by local authorities).
T-ransmission ine: 14 km 154 kV (EIA not required by local authorities).
 
MUT (Karaman, Mersin)
Capacity: 16 turbines = total 50MW (EIA not required by local authorities).
Transmission line: 4 km 154 kV (EIA exempted). Connects to existing transmission line of 73 km.
 
Koru (Canakkale)
Capacity: 16 turbines = total 50MW (EIA not required by local authorities).
Transmission line: 10 km 154 kV (EIA not required by local authorities).
 
For further information, please contact: Kristina Maria Goldberg: kgo@ekf.dk
 
 


Ijsselmeer wind farm, Netherlands

8 April 2014

The wind farm is located in the Ijsselmeer, along the coast-line Noordermeer and Westermeer Dykes of the Noordoostpolder. It will consist of a total of 48 turbines with a total capacity of 144 MW. The wind farm is divided into three rows, one row along the Noordermeerdijk consisting of 13 wind turbines, and two rows along the Westermeerdijk consisting of 17 and 18 wind turbines. The IJsselmeer is an important natural area, designated a so-called Natura 2000 area. The project also comprises the underground 33 kV cables and substation near the Westermeer Dyke. The project will be part of the Wind Farm Noordoostpolder, which includes the realization of up to 429MW of power.

See more detailed information on the ESIA summary.

For further information, please contact: Sine Christiansen sch@ekf.dk
 

 
Nyumba Ya Akiba Cement Plant, Songololo Territory, Democratic Republic of Congo

3 April 2014

The project is a greenfield cement plant project.
 
EKF is currently evaluating the project against the Equator Principles and OECD Common Approaches on environmental and social due diligence.
 
For information on the project, please see Updated Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Executive Summary.
 
For further information, please contact: Kirstine Lund Christiansen klc@ekf.dk


 
EES wind farm, Oaxaca, Mexico

1 April 2014

The project is a 396 MW wind farm project, including associated infrastructure.
 
EKF is currently evaluating the project against the Equator Principles and OECD Common Approaches on environmental and social due diligence.
 
For information on the project, see documentation in Spanish: Executive summary, Table of contents, EIA part 1, EIA part 2, EIA part 3, EIA part 4, EIA part 5, EIA part 6, EIA part 7. 
 
For further information, please contact: Kristina Maria Goldberg, kgo@ekf.dk


 
The Gemini Wind Farm Project, Netherlands

18 March 2014

The 600 MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm Project is planned to be built in the Netherlands. The project includes cable connections to existing infrastructure.

EKF is currently evaluating the project against the Equator Principles and OECD Common Approaches on Environmental and Social due diligence.

For information on the project, please see this document

Contact for further information: Kirstine Lund Christiansen, klc@ekf.dk


 
 
The Awash/Hara Gebeya Railway Project, Ethiopia

02 January 2014

The Awash/Hara Gebeya Railway Project consist of construction of 463. 5 km railway in Ethiopia. The project includes stations and technical buildings along the railway.
Ethiopian Railways Corporation is the owner of the project and they have appointed Yapi Merkezi as the contractor of the project.

EKF is currently evaluating the project against the IFC Performance Standards and relevant IFC Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines.

For additional information, please see this document

Contact for further information: Kirstine Lund Christiansen, klc@ekf.dk


2013 

 
Fantanele Pig Farm Project, Romania

20 December 2013

The project, which is located near the village Fantanele in Romania, comprises renovation and expansion of an existing pig farm housing 2,500 to 6,200 sows in order to increase the existing capacity from 64,000 finishers to approx. 100,000 per year. The project will house the weaners (up to 30kg), whereas the finishers from 30 to 107 kg) will be housed at a nearby farm owned by the same company (Premium Porc SRL, which is a daughter company of the Danish company DCH International A/S).
 
The project has been subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and will have its Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control (IPPC) permit updated before commencing full operation. The EIA as well as the IPPC set specific requirements for managing environmental impacts. Slurry will be stored in lagoons designed according to Danish standards before applied on neighbouring farms according to EU standards.
 
All stables are designed according to Danish animal welfare standards. Transport of weaners will not exceed 30km and transportation of finishers will not exceed 400km. Transport of pigs will be done in the company’s own fleet of trucks all meeting Danish standards for animal welfare.
 
 
Contact for further information: Claus Primdal Sørensen, cps@ekf.dk
 


Lake Turkana Wind Farm Project

12 November, 2013
 
The project comprises a 310 MW wind farm project in Marsabit District in northern Kenya, approximately 50km north of South Horr Township and 8km east of Lake Turkana. The project will comprise a wind farm, associated overhead electric grid collection system and a high voltage switchyard. The Project also includes rehabilitation of the existing road from Laisamis to the wind farm site, a distance of approximately 200km, as well as plant and equipment lay-down areas, and access road network in and around the site for construction, operations and maintenance purposes.

The project will include as an associated facility the construction of a 400kV transmission line of approximately 430 Km. The transmission line is the responsibility of the Kenyan Government through the
state owned Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) and will not be financed as part of this project.

For further documentation on the project and ESIA summary see below:
 
Contact for further information: Anna Maria Fibla Møller afi@ekf.dk 


 
Taltal Wind Farm, Chile
12 November, 2013

The project comprises the construction, installation and operation of a wind farm with a power generating capacity of 99 MW. As part of the project a 220 kV transmission line of 47 km long will be constructed.

Documentation
Contact for further information: Anna Maria Fibla Møller afi@ekf.dk  
2013
Crucea Wind Project in Romania

12 August 2013
 
Wind Farm with a total capacity of 108 MW. The project includes upgrading of agricultural service roads, construction of new access roads, construction of a new transformer station (Stupina 2) and construction and operation of underground high-voltage transmission lines.
Contact for further information: Anna Maria Fibla Møller afi@ekf.dk 
 

 
 
Porc production, Slovakia
 
4 June 2013
 
New large European Porc Production (EPP) Holding pig farm project: Farma Terezov Pig production farm is an existing pig production farm, which will be completely renovated for producing 1,454 sows/gilts, 29,952 weaners (7,4-30 kg) and 29,896 finishers annually from 30 – 120 kg live weight.
 
The farm is located approximately 74 km to the capital Bratislava. The farm is placed in an area with other farmers, and there is approximately 3.5 km to the nearest farm. The farm is located 1 km to the nearest lake.
Pre-mixed feed for pigs will be purchased from a feed mill and delivered to the feed silos at the pig farm. The feed will be applied liquid feed for finishers and dry feed for sows and weaners.
 
Slurry from the Farm will be partly spread on the fields in accordance with EU standards, partly used in biogas. Wheat are grown on the fields and harvested once a year.
 
 
Contact for further information: cps@ekf.dk 
 

 

Thermal power plants, Lebanon
 
5 March 2013
 
Zouk and Jiyeh projects: Construction of two thermal power plants of respectively 80 and 180 MWe in Zouk and Jiyeh.
 
 
Contact for further information: kgo@ekf.dk 



Wind farm, Australia
 
15 February 2013
 
Snowtown II project: Stage II of Snowtown Wind Farm with a total capacity of 214.2 MW. The project includes the construction of a new 275kV overhead transmission line of 28 Km.
 
 
Contact for further information: afi@ekf.dk 
 

2012
Mine, Armenia 
 
17 November 2012
 
Teghout project: Copper-Molybdenummine in Tehgout.
 
Contact for further information related to Environmental and Social Impact: klc@ekf.dk 


Wind farm, Romania
 
26 October 2012
 
Crucea project: Greenfield wind farm project of 36 wind turbines and 108 MW.
 
Documentation: EIA in Rumanian
 
Contact for further information: afi@ekf.dk 

 
Wind farm, Australia
 
10 October 2012
 
Taralga project: Greenfield wind projekt with a total of appr. 130MW with a 37km 132kV transmission line located close to sensitive area. Loaction is Taralga, New South Wales.
 
Contact for further information related to Environmental and Social Impact: kgo@ekf.dk 

 
Wind farm, Australia
 
13 July 2012
 
Musselroe project: 56 turbines wind farm (168 MW), including substation and 48 km of 110 kV transmission line.
Location: Cape Portland, Tasmania.
 
 
Contact for further information: afi@ekf.dk 


Wind farm, Romania
 
28 February 2012
 
Zephyr I project: Greenfield wind farm project of 52 wind turbines and 119,6 MW. Location: Constanta Dobrogea region, Romania.
 
 
Contact for further information: afi@ekf.dk


Cement, Brazil
 
2 February 2012
 
Caxitu project: Greenfield cement plant, dry process, with a capacity of 1.6 mio. TPA of cement. The plant will use the existing quarries of Grace and Sampaio.
 
Documentation: EIA summary
 
Contact for further information related to Environmental and Social Impact: afi@ekf.dk
 
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