UZ New Rolling Stock

Location:

Ukraine

Project number:

49039

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

04 Jul 2018

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

18 Jul 2017

Translated version of this PSD: Ukrainian

Project Description

Provision of a senior secured loan to JSC Ukrzaliznytsia ("Ukrainian Railways", "UZ", "Company") in the amount of up to USD 150 million aimed to acquire general purpose open freight wagons (the "Project"). The Project is an integral part of a multi-staged Rolling Stock Renewal Programme to renovate Company's ageing fleet, which has become a critical bottleneck of the country's transport system due to shortage and poor state of rail rolling stock.

Project Objectives

EBRD funds will be used to procure general purpose open freight wagons. Within the Rolling Stock Renewal Programme, the Company has identified a need for acquisition of approximately 24 thousand open freight wagons and is now seeking the Bank's support to part-finance the initial stage of the Programme, which involves acquisition of about 6.5 thousand open freight wagons.

Transition Impact

Good.

The transition impact of the Project is expected to come from (a) enhancement of the Company's corporate governance practices, establishment of a freight branch and obtaining procurement certification and (b) Green Economy Transition (the "GET") through reduction of CO2 emissions, as a result of avoided gradual modal shift towards road transport, as well as policy dialogue to accelerate adoption of the advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices in the railway sector.

Client Information

UKRAINIAN RAILWAYS PJSC

The Borrower is the Ukrainian Railways, a vertically-integrated railway company fully owned by the Government of Ukraine. The Company was established as a public joint stock company in October 2015, via reorganisation of the former State Administration for Railway Transport of Ukraine, as part of the ongoing railway sector reform.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 150,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

USD 240,700,000.00

The total Project cost is estimated to be up to USD 240.7 million, expected to be co-financed by the Company's own contribution and grant funding of the technical cooperation  assignments.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B. The purchase of new open freight wagons is not associated with significant environmental or social risks and any impacts can be identified and mitigated. An assessment of
the Company's corporate management of environmental, social and health and safety issues is being undertaken by an independent consultant for another project being considered by the EBRD and will be utilised for this Project. This includes a review of the Ukrainian Railways' supply chain management. An Environmental and Social Action Plan (the "ESAP") is being prepared and agreed with the Company to address potential issues such as corporate environmental and occupational health and safety management and supply chain management.

Technical Cooperation

Technical cooperation support for the Project includes:

  • Design of Energy Management Information System;
  • Procurement benchmarking and certification;
  • Implementation support to the Project Implementation Unit.

The TC programme is subject to further amendments and confirmation.

Company Contact Information

Mrs. Kateryna Golovach, Head of the Project Implementation Unit
leur@uz.gov.ua
+380 (44) 465 00 69
+380 (44) 465 37 87
www.uz.gov.ua
2 Protasov Yar Street, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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