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The project involves the conversion and expansion of a previous newsprint mill into a containerboard and tissue manufacturing facility together with a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, located in an existing industrial zone in Flintshire, North Wales, United Kingdom.

EKN has made a preliminary classification of the project as category A and conducts an environmental and social (E&S) due diligence of the project. The project’s preliminary key environmental and social risks relate to legacy contamination of soils as well as biodiversity since the project is in the vicinity of a number of sensitive areas. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the project is available in the following link:

The information was published on EKN’s website on May 23rd, 2023. Comments on the project can be made within at least 30 days. This procedure is in accordance with the OECD Recommendation on Common Approaches for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).

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