Hydropower Plant Investment Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Assignment location

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe


Private, confidential /
Oesterreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft – Austria‘s Export Credit Agency

The hydro power project with an expected design capacity of about 36 MW in total was planned as a cascade with three run-of-river plants (diversion type) in the Republic of Srpska near Sarajevo. The assignment covered a due diligence of the investment project including an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) review:

  • Investigation of the environmental and social situation on the ground
  • Consultations with relevant ministries regarding environmental/social issues: Ministry of Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
  • Review of ESIA and permissions for HPP construction and operation upon compliance with the Environmental and Social safeguard policies of the International Finance Corporation (E&S IFC) and World Bank’s Operational Manual on Safety of Dams (OP 4,37)
  • Definition of further steps to comply with IFC’s E&S safeguard policies