Alibunar A Windfarm Project

Country:

Serbia

Project number:

46892

Business sector:

Power and energy

Notice type:

Private

ESIA disclosed:

13 May 2015

Project description

The company WindVision Windfarm A d.o.o, a subsidiary of the Dutch company WindVision, intends to develop and operate a wind energy power plant near the settlements of Seleuš, Vladimirovac, and Alibunar on the territory of the municipality of Alibunar, in the south Banat region of the autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia. The project will include Alibunar A and B windfarms (also known as Alibunar 1 and 2), a substation, and an 11.8 kilometre transmission line.

WindVision prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that was approved by the Vojvodina General Secretariat for Urbanism, Building, and Environmental Protection in 2014. This EIA covered only the Alibunar A wind project, not the entire development. Another EIA was prepared for Alibunar B and approved by the General Secretariat. If required, EIAs will also be prepared for the substation and the transmission line. As required by Serbian law, the EIAs for Alibunar A and B were disclosed for public review and comment in 2014 before being approved by the General Secretariat.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD) is considering providing financing for the Alibunar A project, the substation, and the transmission line. To meet the EBRD’s E&S requirements, WindVision prepared an assessment that covered the entire development.

WindVision and EBRD are now disclosing the ESIA package of documents. Documents are in Serbian and in English include.
 

  • The ESIA that covers the entire project and the EIAs for Alibunar A and B.
     
  • A Stakeholder Engagement Plan that describes how WindVision will communicate with people and institutions, and how they may communicate with WindVision and be assured of being heard.
     
  • An Environmental and Social Action Plan that identifies actions WindVision and its contractors will have to take to make sure there are no unacceptable impacts on people or the environment from construction and operation of the Project.


ESIA summary

The following documents are available in Serbian and English for public comment and review on the company’s website.

 

Full EIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at :


1. Project Company’s local office:

WindVision, 18‐20 Obilicev venac str., Floor VII, Apr. 1 &2, Belgrade
and

10 Zarka Zerenjanina str., Alibunar

2. Municipalities / community locations:

Opština Alibunar, TRG Slobode 4, Alibunar
MZ Vladimirovac, Cara Lazara 76, Vladimirovac
MZ Seleuš, Branka Radičeviċa 2, Seleuš
MZ Banatsko Novo Selo, Maršala Tita 67, Banatsko Novo Selo

3. EBRD Resident Office

Blue centre, Spanskih boraca 3,  6th floor11070 Beograd
Serbia

4. EBRD in London

One Exchange Square,
London EC2A 2JN
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 207 338 6000
environmentandsocial@ebrd.com

Additionally the executive summary and other documents are available on the EBRD internet sites at www.ebrd.com

Enquiries: Environmental and social enquiries:

Milica Vukojicic
milica.vukojicic@windvision.com
WindVision, 18‐20 Obilicev venac str., Floor VII, Apr. 1 &2, Belgrade

and/or

10 Zarka Zerenjanina str., Alibunar

 

 

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014