BSTDB Supports Energy Efficiency Upgrade in Romanian Industry

Mihai Cristea 23/06/2021 | 16:44

The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is providing a USD 40 million corporate loan to Romanian aluminum producer ALRO, part of Vimetco Group for its capital investment programme. The seven-year loan will be used primarily for improving the company’s energy management performance as well as high value-added production capacity.


The project’s total cost amounts to around USD 95 million to be also financed by Romanian and international commercial banks.

“Supporting responsible ESG investment is our priority goal as a regional development bank. We are delighted to see our long-term client introducing energy efficiency measures and environmentally sustainable practices that are in line with the Romanian Government’s policy priorities.  Given the positive outlook for the economy, we believe the company will be able to meet increased domestic demand and bring substantial development impact to the Romanian economy including job creation, export promotion and increased revenues for the state budget.”, said Dmitry Pankin, BSTDB President.

“Nowadays, our focus is on sustainability and therefore we have made major steps in communicating the progress made in this area. ALRO is one of the leading companies in Romania having as specific objective to meet climatic neutrality targets by implementing state-of-the-art technologies. We run a responsible business and the significant investments made in projects aiming to protect the environment by reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency and optimize the use of resources are proofs of our progress in this direction. This new agreement represents a recognition of our efforts and we are delighted to continue the partnership with BSTDB, an active supporter of our sustainable projects and businesses.”, said Marian Năstase, ALRO Chairman.

Today’s agreement marks a new phase in BSTDB’s partnership with ALRO which started in 2015. Since then, the Bank has provided a total of USD 120 million in support of the Group’s development.

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