GNT Grain Terminal

Location:

Ukraine

Project number:

47452

Business sector:

Agribusiness

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Target board date:

11 Nov 2015

Status:

Repaying

PSD disclosed:

14 Sep 2015

Translated versio of this PSD: Ukrainian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a long-term loan of up to USD 40 million to GNT Group of companies ("GNT") in order to finance the expansion of the throughput capacity of its existing grain terminal in the port of Odessa.

Project Objectives

The project will increase the grain throughput and storage capacity at GNT's port terminal. Moreover, by expanding the presence of modern terminal facilities such as this one, the project will also benefit Ukraine's agricultural exports sector.

Transition Impact

The Transition Impact potential of the proposed project is expected to stem from two main categories: (i) expansion of competitive market interactions in the port industry of Ukraine, as well as through backward linkages to grain suppliers and forward linkages to customers; and (ii) setting standards for corporate governance and business conduct.

Client Information

GN TERMINAL ENTERPRISES LTD

GNT is an integrated grain supply chain and export logistics group operating in the port of Odessa, Ukraine. Its operations consolidate trading business and grain terminal operations in Odessa.

EBRD Finance Summary

Up to USD 40 million senior secured loan.

Total Project Cost

USD 69.3 million

Environmental and Social Summary

The proposed project has been categorised B in accordance with the 2014 EBRD Environmental and Social (E&S) Policy, as the potential impacts are expected to be site specific and readily identifiable and addressed through mitigation measures.

The environmental and social due diligence for the project, which is ongoing, includes an environmental and social audit to assess the Client's management capacity and systems to manage environment, health, safety and labour issues in its operations and an analysis of the potential (future) E&S impacts and benefits. It will also assess the Client's ability to carry out the Project in compliance with the Bank's Performance Requirements.

An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be prepared for the project, and a Stakeholder Engagement Plan will be developed that will include a grievance mechanism and information on environmental and social performance and a summary of the agreed Action Plan will be released to stakeholders.

This PSD will be updated when the results of due diligence are known.

Technical Cooperation

The project will have a Technical Cooperation component under the Energy Audits Programme, funded by the Central European Initiative. The audit will assess the benefits of the project in terms of reduced energy and resource use and reduced environmental impact along the grain supply chain, including suggesting feasible alternatives to reduce energy and resource consumption and minimize environmental impact on climate change.

Company Contact Information

Dusan Denic

denic@gnterminal.com

+971 (4) 551 6707

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