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District Heating Project Preparation Framework, Ukraine


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Ramboll is one of the two consultants selected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to undertake a number (circa 10-15) comprehensive Feasibility Studies for rehabilitation/upgrade of the existing district heating systems operated by the relevant Companies in selected municipalities.

The framework agreement runs over three years starting from 2010 with a possible extension. The budget of this framework is EUR 2,750,000.

The purpose of these feasibility studies is to enable the municipalities to provide environmentally friendly, cost-efficient heat supply and enable International Financing Institution(s) to appraise bankable projects for the prospective loans.

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Ramboll will provide the following key services:

  • Prepare a comprehensive Feasibility Study which can be used by the IFI(s) to assess the Project and justify involvement;
  • Develop an affordable, least cost strategic investment programme for the entire district heating infrastructure in a City in a long-term perspective;
  • Identify and assess a detailed priority investment programme, suitable for a Project to be partially financed by the IFI(s) loan;
  • Define a bankable Project and identify probable sources and uses of funds;
  • Undertake an Environmental and Social Analysis and an Environmental, Health and Safety Audit of existing district heating facilities and installations and environmental and social management systems.
  • Prepare an affordability analysis of various consumer groups;
  • Prepare financial analysis of the Company and financial projections
  • Propose an appropriate tariff system based on actual consumption and full cost recovery as targets and interim solutions;
  • Prepare a Procurement and Implementation Strategy;
  • Outline an institutional framework for provision of district heating services in the City;
  • Determine an efficient implementation strategy for the Project;
  • Identify key cost restructuring elements and recommend reasonable loan covenants and implementation timing in this area.


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