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We are expanding infrastructure

Modern infrastructure is necessary to meet the challenges of the coming decades – and modern, future-proof infrastructure requires private investment!

Our achievements during 2023

KfW IPEX-Bank facilitates these investments because it feels right to us – after all, it is consistent with our business philosophy to plan for the long term and to ensure quality of life and prosperity on a sustainable basis.

  • Deutschlandnetz: At 1,000 locations with around 9,000 charging points across Germany, the Deutschlandnetz (“Germany Network”) will ensure a basic supply of HPC (high-power charging) rapid charging infrastructure for electric cars. A consortium consisting of KfW IPEX-Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and Siemens Financial Services is providing finance totalling around EUR 130 million to HOCHTIEF and EWE Go, which will construct 852 HPC points. With this financing, KfW IPEX-Bank is supporting the transition to CO2-neutral mobility.
  • FTTH for Poland: KfW IPEX-Bank is participating in a project to provide financing of EUR 1.1 billion to support the expansion of Poland’s fibre optic network. PŚO, a fibre-optic joint venture, plans to upgrade the existing coax network and convert it to fibre. The goal is to achieve an overall fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network coverage of over 6 million households.
  • Climate-positive data centre: EcoDataCenter aims to build a sustainable platform for data centres. KfW IPEX-Bank is supporting the Swedish company with a SEK 1.32 billion and EUR 59 million facility, which will be used to expand its site in Falun, north-west of Stockholm. The electricity consumed at this site comes entirely from CO2-neutral energy sources. Furthermore, the data centres are connected to a combined heat and power plant (CHP), which uses surplus energy to produce pellets. A state-of-the-art wooden construction and modular design allow fast and sustainable expansion at this site.

Financing cases 2023

Our plans for 2024

Building a successful future is only possible with modern infrastructure – we want to work with our clients to pave the way together. This is the only way for us to be in a position globally to structure the mobility sector in a more sustainable manner, transport products and goods using climate-friendly means and tap opportunities for digitalisation. In future, our focus will be on financing fibre optic and mobile networks, cutting-edge data centres, transport and charging infrastructure, and projects to expand the electricity, hydrogen network and district heating infrastructure.

Porträt von Aida Welker

Contact: Aida Welker,
Global Head of Infrastructure

Palmengartenstraße 5-9
60325 Frankfurt am Main

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2023 is based on KfW IPEX-Bank’s Management Report 2023, which you can download here (in German language, the English version will be available soon). Should this online Annual Report 2023, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Management Report, KfW IPEX-Bank’s Management Report 2023 takes priority.