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23 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:28 GMT+2

December 12, 2017

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The BEAUTIFUL ones finance the construction of a fed ferry to GNL of Brittany Ferries

The loan of 142,6 million euros is distributed with the contribution of Société Générale

The European Investment Bank (BEAUTIFUL) has announced the subscription with the bank group French Société Générale and with the company of French navigation Brittany Ferries of the first financing in the field of which signed "green" the marine transport in the picture of the program Green Shipping Guarantee of the BEAUTIFUL ones that is instituted last year with Société Générale, in the within of the European plan of investments Mechanism in order to connect Europe (CEF), and that it previews the distribution of deep for 750 million euros with the scope promoting investments in technologies that allow to improve energy efficiency and to reduce the polluting emissions in the field of the marine transport.

The agreement is relative to the financing of the construction of the Honfleur ship, that it will be the first ferry with fed propulsion to which liquified natural gas of the fleet of Brittany Ferries. The unit will enter in April in service 2019 on the routes that connect Caen and Ouistreham, in France, with Portsmouth, in the United Kingdom. The financing piles to 142,6 million euros, of which 49,5 million entirely guaranteed from the BEAUTIFUL ones.

"This green financing in the marine field - it has emphasized vice-president of the BEAUTIFUL ones, Ambroise Fayolle - represents an innovation to European level. It is - it has explained - a particularly innovative financing, realized with success thanks to the European guarantee in the picture of the flat Juncker, with the contribution of the Mechanism in order to connect Europe and with the role pilot of Société Générale in the field. Structuring a riskier financing in a new field of participation, the bank of the European Union on an international scale restates with force its engagement in favor of a green, responsible and sustainable increase. Our objective is to support the efforts of the French shipowners in developing a more respectful marine transport of the atmosphere financial graces to an adapted instrument and of interest. The environmental performances of the Freeways of the Sea - it has concluded Fayolle - are to the center of our action for the climate, in conformity with the engagements assumed to the COP21 and the priorities of Grand the Plan d' Investissement of the French government".

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