UCLP Energy Efficiency Loan



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Approval date:

12 Nov 2013



PSD disclosed:

12 Nov 2013

Transalted version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a Senior Loan of up to USD 80 million to the JSC “Sea Port of Sankt-Petersburg” (SPSP), a subsidiary of UCL Port B.V. (‘UCL Port’ – the Sponsor of the Project). The Bank’s loan will finance the implementation of UCL Port’s energy efficiency investment programme across its port operating companies: SPSP; LLC “Multipurpose Reloading Complex”, Ust-Luga; JSC “Tuapse commercial sea port”; JSC “Taganrog Commercial Sea Port”; and JSC “Container Terminal Saint–Petersburg”.

The energy efficiency investment programme of UCL Port will not only enhance the efficient use of energy - thereby lowering operating costs - and reduce carbon emissions, it will also help operating companies in becoming an environmentally sensitive port operators, with a higher social responsibility.

Transition Impact

The Project’s transition impact is based on the following key aspects:

  • Significant demonstration effect from implementing best available technologies in energy efficiency which go beyond the level currently prevailing in the sector and can be replicated in other ports.
  • Improved operational efficiency and lower operating costs of the port operating companies through different energy and carbon saving investments (e.g. modernisation of the power supply and distribution network, new handling technologies). It will also help to improve the competitiveness in the market through energy savings that would lead to lower operating costs and improve the overall operational efficiency of the port sector in Russia.
  • The Project will contribute to setting higher standards in terms of energy and environmental management in the port sector in Russia. The energy efficiency programme will include, inter alia, the preparation of an Energy Efficiency Policy, the development of a methodology for energy benchmarking and monitoring for port terminals and subsequent disclosure of the companies’ energy performance. The demonstration effect is expected to be supported by public disclosure of key performance indicators on energy efficiency and certification.

The Client

The Borrower is JSC “Sea Port of Sankt-Petersburg” (‘SPSP’), a subsidiary of UCL Port B.V., the direct holding company which owns and controls all the port assets of Universal Cargo Logistics Holding B.V. (‘UCL Holding’), the ultimate parent company.

EBRD Finance

A Senior Loan of up to USD 80 million to SPSP. The loan will be provided in two tranches of USD 22 million and USD 58 million respectively.

Project Cost

USD 130 million.

Environmental Impact

The Project has been categorised B under the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy. The environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) consists of an energy, environmental and social assessment of UCL Port’s operations, which is being undertaken by independent consultants. The ESDD has assessed the companies’ current corporate policies, procedures, practices and management systems as well as potential risks associated with its assets and operations.

UCL Port has identified energy efficiency as a strategic area for reducing operational costs and improving quality and reliability of service of its port operations. The ESDD will support UCL Port in identifying further opportunities for improving its management practices as well as sustainable and more efficient use of natural resources (namely energy and water) at its terminal operations.

UCL Port is committed to developing its corporate management systems to avoid significant environmental and social impacts from its operations and implementing good international environmental and social management practices.

This section will be updated upon completion of the ESDD to summarise the key findings and conclusions of the assessments, the environmental and social action plan (ESAP).

Technical Cooperation

Energy Assessment of the terminals, provided under the Sustainable Transport Technical Assistance Programme.

Company Contact

Mr Andrey Gorlenko
Transport Asset Management
8, the 4th Dobryninsky Lane,
119049 Moscow,

E-mail: a.gorlenko@tamcom.ru
Tel; +7 (495) 933 06 09 (ext. 106)


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