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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

Current category A projects in EKF

 
2018


Ankara-Nigde Motorway Project/Turkey
01 May 2018

The Ankara-Nigde Motorway is a Project planned to cross the provinces of Ankara, Aksaray, Konya, Kirsehir, Nevsehir and Nigde, which are located in Central Anatolia. The Motorway will have a total length of approximately 330 km including the main route (around 275 km) and the connection roads (around 55 km). 
 
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.
 
Please find more information about the project here.
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Louise Them Kjølholm, ltk@ekf.dk

 

Huong Linh, Vietnam
17 April 2018

The Huong Linh 1 windfarm is an onshore windfarm located in Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province in Vietnam. The windfarm will consist of 15 turbines with a total of 30MW. The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence and assessing the project against relevant laws and regulations and IFC Performance Standards and relevant EHS Guidelines.
 
Please find more information on the project here
 
If you have any comments or need further information, please contact Jakob Majcher, jam@ekf.dk 
 


Canakkale Bridge project/Tyrkey 
17 January 2018

The project is located in Tyrkey. It comprises 88km of motorway from Malkara to Canakkale including a 3.6km suspension bridge, that will eventually form the western link of the Kinali – Tekirdag – Canakkale – Savastepe Motorway project.
 
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.
 
Please find more information about the project here.
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Louise Them Kjølholm, ltk@ekf.dk 
 
 
2017

 
Transmission line/Angola 
31 August 2017

The project is located in Angola. It is a 240 km long 400kv transmission line, which will be connecting the hydroelectric power plant Laúca with a transformer station near Luanda.
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.

Please find more information about the project here.
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Louise Them Kjølholm, ltk@ekf.dk 

 
Ryenosa Wind Farm, Mexico
30 June 2017

The wind farm is located in the northern part of Mexico, 40 km south of city of Reynosa in Tamaulipas. The wind farm will consist of the construction and operation of 123 turbines with a total of 424 MW and a 29 km transmission line to the Aeropuerto Substation. The project is formed by five clusters divided into two windfarm areas. The two areas will be interconnected by a 19 km transmission line. 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 Sine Christiansen, sch@ekf.dk

 
Walney, Irish Sea
29 May 2017

Walney Extension is an offshore windfarm, which is located in the Irish Sea around 19 kilometers off the coast from Blackpool. The project is an extension of an existing windfarm and the extension will consist of a total 87 wind turbines and a capacity around 659 MW.

The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches and EKF Guidelines. 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 project in the Environmental Impact Assessment, which can be found here.
 

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

 
Zadar 6, Croatia
18 April 2017

Zadar 6 is an on-shore wind farm which is located at Gracac, Croatia. The project is an expansion of an existing windfarm and will consist of 13 turbines and an installed capacity of approximately 44MW. The final design of the windfarm after the capacity expansion will consist of 17 windturbines and have an installed capacity of approximately 53MW. The project is classified as a Category A-project according to OECD Common Approaches because of its close proximity to a Natura 2000 site. The proximity of the Natura 2000 site was considered during the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment conducted and approved in accordance with the national law. EKF is carrying out environmental and social due diligence against relevant laws and regulation and OECD Common Approaches.


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


 
Puerto Madryn Wind Farm, Argentina
09 February 2017
 
The wind farm is located in Patagonia close to the city of Puerto Madryn. The wind farm will consist of 65 turbines with an installed capacity of 220 MW and will be developed in two stages. EKF is assessing the project against IFC Performance and relevant sector specific and general Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines.
Please find more information about the project here: Puerto Madryn Wind Farm
 
If you have any comments or need any further information, please contact Sine Christiansen, sch@ekf.dk
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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