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Vez Svoghe mini hydro project



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ESIA disclosed:

03 Aug 2007



Approval date:

06 Nov 2007

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The proposed project is the construction of nine small hydro power plants (combined installed capacity of 25.7 MW) along a 33 km stretch of the middle section of the river Iskar. The plants will be built, owned and operated by Vez Svoghe Ltd – a special purpose company owned by Petrolvilla Bulgaria (90%) and the municipality of Svoghe (10%). Petrolvilla Bulgaria is controlled by the Petrolvilla & Bortolotti S.p.A. group, which is primarily engaged in the provision of energy and energy-related products and services in northern Italy.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Executive summary (English) (707KB - PDF)

Executive summary (Bulgarian) (863KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

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


Municipal office of Svoge

7, Alexsandar Stamboliiski Street
2260 Svoghe

Tel: +359 (726) 2098
Fax: +359 (726) 2538; 2539

E-mail: or
Contact person: Diana Nikolova, Department of Ecology
Tel: +359 (726) 8545 E-mail:


Municipal office of Mezdra
27, Hristo Botev Street
3100 Mezdra

Tel: +359 (910) 92016, 92116
Fax: +359 (910) 92523
E-mail: or
Contact person: Daniela Draganova, Department of Ecology

Vez Svoghe’s office in Sofia
Vez Svoghe Ltd 7,
Stephan Karadja 1000

Tel: +359.2.989.25.06


EBRD Resident Office in Sofia:


Vez Svoghe’s office in Sofia 

Plamen Dilkov
Vez Svoghe Ltd
7, Stephan Karadja
Sofia, Bulgaria

Tel: +359.2.989.25.06


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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