Romgaz - Development of Decarbonisation Strategy (EBRD-17595)

  • Romania
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Government of Romania - Romgaz
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 54.29 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 50
Converted using 2024-01-23 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 407.16 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 375
Converted using 2024-01-23 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 11, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 23, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the proposed advisory initiative will enable the development and implementation of sustainable and transformative projects in the public and private sectors in InvestEU priority areas identified under the Sustainable Infrastructure window.

These projects will contribute to the decarbonisation, digitalisation and sustainable transformation of the EU economies where the EBRD operates, and potentially beyond.

They will help address: a) the quality, efficiency, governance and inclusiveness of public services and public infrastructure; b) the climate change challenge, by supporting significant scale up of energy efficiency, circular economy and renewable energy / fuels deployment, and climate resilience; and c) the current environmental crisis, by promoting sustainable use of water, resources and natural capital and the consistency with the ‘do no significant harm’ (DNSH) principle.

Under the InvestEU Sustainable Infrastructure Window, the EBRD intends to select and engage a consultant to develop a decarbonisation strategy for Romgaz, the largest producer and main supplier of natural gas in Romania. Romgaz is implementing cutting-edge technologies in the field of geological exploration, production, and underground storage of gas, financed from own or external sources, while its economic and financial position is characterized by profit stability and liquidity. Thus, Romgaz is among the state-owned companies that have met all the conditions for economic growth, becoming one of the largest companies in Romania. To continue in this strong position, Romgaz needs to take into consideration the carbon-transition and the physical climate impacts in its financial and business decision-making.

Romgaz therefore wishes to develop a low-carbon strategy aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, supported by an action plan to deliver those objectives.

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ICA is requesting GRU approval to use the associate funds for Technical Assistance under the InvestEU Advisory Hub to enable and support the successful delivery of the EBRD InvestEU Framework for Sustainable Transition, which will provide up to EUR 375 million debt supported by up to EUR 80 million guarantees (20 per cent or 25 per cent 1st loss cover) to predominantly private clients in a broad range of sectors within the remit of ICA, as well as potentially other standalone transactions supported by the InvestEU guarantee. The loan proceeds shall be used for GET-eligible CAPEX investments. The maximum size of the EBRD loan backed by the InvestEU guarantee under this framework is EUR 50 million.

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Romgaz is the largest producer and main supplier of natural gas in Romania. It has been listed for trading since 2013 on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The main shareholder is the Romanian state with a 70% stake.

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