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Vlore Thermal Power Generation Project



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ESIA disclosed:

06 Feb 2004



Approval date:

08 Jun 2004

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Construction of a combined cycle power station fuelled by distillate oil located 6 km north of Vlore adjacent to an off-shore oil tanker terminal. The plant size would be 85MW - 135MW depending on the configuration of the winning equipment bid. Construction works for the thermo power plant will be done through a single Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC contract) expected to be completed in 24 months. The client is KESH, the state owned company responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Albania. The project implementation will be managed by KESH through its Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

The project would continue to consolidate the transition impact of the existing EBRD power projects in Albania (sector reconstruction and distribution rehabilitation), which have extensive objectives that include readjusting tariffs to cover costs, improving collection of receivables, eliminating subsidies for budgetary and non-budgetary entities, reducing electricity losses, implementing a sector reform strategy and extending the current management contract for KESH.

The project would help to reduce reliance on hydro generated power in Albania and to ensure continuous provision of electricity. The project would support the creation of a TSO, the creation of an Equalizing Fund (to build fund reserves in good hydrological years) and functioning of a Reserve Fund for Social Protection.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Executive summary (92KB - PDF), Albanian (145KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

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


KESH office in Vlore
Tel & Fax: +355 33 22 28 41
Contact: Aleksander Dumani


KESH, Public Relations Office,
Blloku Vasil Shanto, Tirana, Albania,
Mr Fatmir Hoxha, Tel: +355 4 23 45 01


EBRD Resident Office in Albania,
Rruga Abdi Toptani, Torre Drin, 4th floor, Tirana, Albania
Mr Giulio Moreno, Head of Office,
Tel +355 4 232 898


KESH website:


The World Bank website:


Environmental enquiries:

Mr Fatmir Hoxha, KESH
Address: Blloku Vasil Shanto, Tirana, Albania
Fax: +355 4 23 45 01

General enquiries:

Mr Elton Rradheshi, Office of CEO,KESH
Address: Blloku Vasil Shanto, Tirana, Albania
Fax: +355 4 23 20 46


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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