The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or EBRD, arranged a €46 million financing package for a new combined heat and power plant in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The package consists of a €28 million loan from EBRD and an up to $18 million loan by Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, according to a March 15 news release. The EBRD portion includes €5 million of concessional financing from Taiwan's International Cooperation and Development Fund.
The city is building the project through the Toplana Zenica joint venture with ArcelorMittal, KPA Unicon and Finnfund. The project will replace a coal-fired plant and will supply power to Zenica and its largest employer, the ArcelorMittal steel plant.