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Petrom Power Plant



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ESIA disclosed:

20 Feb 2009



Approval date:

21 Apr 2009

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The Project comprises a loan to Petrom for the construction of a new power plant on the grounds of the Petrobrazi refinery and associated infrastructure:

  • 860MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) at Petrobrazi Refinery complex;
  • 30km (approximate) natural gas pipeline (800mm diameter) from the village of Butimanu (Dambovita County) to Petrobrazi Refinery complex (Prahova County); and
  • 3km (approximate) overhead High Voltage (HV) power line connection from Petrobrazi Refinery complex to Brazi Vest substation and Romania National Grid.

The Project contributes to the revamping of the electricity sector in Romania, by improving environmental standards and efficiency. By increasing the presence of the private sector in the Romanian power generation sector, the Project stimulates competition and has the potential to facilitate other private investment through demonstration effects.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Non-technical summary (English) (1MB - PDF)
Non-technical summary (Romanian) (2MB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


Brazi Town Hall, Brazi Village, Prahova County, Phone: 00 40 244 480 700;
Prahova EPA, Ms. Gabriela Munteanu, Head of Permitting Department, 306, Gh. Gr. Cantacuzino, Ploiesti, Prahova County, Phone: 00 40 244 544 134;


EBRD Resident Office in Romania
8 Orlando Street
Sector 1
Bucharest, Romania
Tel: +40 21 202 7100
Contact: Mihnea Craciun

Posted on the website of Petrom OMV Group – Gas, Power and Chemicals.


Mrs. Lacramioara Diaconu
Director, Power Business Division
+40 (21) 406 0829

Environmental or social enquiries:
Mr Danut Alexandru Popescu,
+40 (372) 8 66839,


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

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