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One year of split working

Coronavirus has kept the world preoccupied for a good year now. The number of infections around the world has reached previously unimaginable heights, the global economy is in a spin and we are all dealing with the knock-on effects of the mitigation measures. How we work has fundamentally changed along the way and thus the outbreak of the pandemic marked the start of a hugely accelerated process of changing how we organise our work. To mark this anniversary, the bank’s HR department has taken a brief look back over the past months.Read more
Published: 15.04.2021

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Batteries for tomorrow’s mobility

Our mobility needs to become more climate-friendly in the future – and, thanks to the electrification of cars, buses and vans, this has increasingly become the case of late. Markus Scheer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, talks about battery technology for tomorrow’s mobility. Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

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Rail transport goes green

Functioning infrastructure is the foundation of modern society. Andreas Ufer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, talks about low-emission infrastructure and our involvement in rail transport. Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

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Desalinating seawater into drinking water

Around 60% of Germany’s drinking water comes from groundwater, yet it is a water-rich country. What about countries with significantly lower amounts of rainfall and groundwater, e.g. in Israel? Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

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ESIA: contributing to environmental protection and social development

All the projects KfW IPEX-Bank plans to finance are routinely subjected to an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) before contracts are signed. An ESIA comprises a screening element and the actual assessment. Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

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Steel: Recycling world champion and the raw material of tomorrow

Steel is by far the most frequently reused raw material – around the world, approx. 570 million tonnes are recycled every year, equivalent to an incredible 78,000 Eiffel towers. Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

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The path to energy-efficient and carbon-neutral airports

Airports are central mobility hubs within a connected world – using targeted measures, it is possible to achieve significantly more energy-efficient and carbon-neutral airport operations. Read more
Published: 29.03.2021

Experts

Faster to fast internet

In her ExpertTalk, Johanna Reinkemeier, expert for digital infrastructure at KfW IPEX-Bank, provides insights into the world of fibre-optic, broadband and mobile network expansion as well as data centres.
In addition to private use, demand is growing in particuar in business, administration and education. The market is highly dynamic but also complex. Read more
Published: 10.12.2020

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Local action, global impact

By financing ‘green energy’ projects, we are making a significant contribution to global climate and environmental protection.
Markus Scheer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, talks about our transition to the age of renewable energies Read more
Published: 06.04.2020

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Infrastructure – Equipped for the future

Financing infrastructure projects is in our bank’s DNA.
Andreas Ufer, member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, talks about the advantages of public-private partnerships. Read more
Published: 06.04.2020

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Sustainable project and export finance

As a competent and reliable partner, we are shaping the transition to sustainable economic, social and ecological development worldwide together with our customers. In this sense, we are making a positive contribution to the implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Read more
Published: 06.04.2020

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Hedet Wind Farm enters service

In late February 2019 KfW IPEX-Bank announced that it was participating in the financing of the Finnish wind farm '"Hedet" in the westerm part of the country. Now, after about 17 months of construction, the wind farm can start operating - but what all had to happen for this to be possible? Read more
Published: 24.07.2020

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LNG-to-power: A bridge to the age of renewable energies

Various scientific assessments currently estimate that it will be possible to obtain our entire electricity supply from renewable energies by about 2050. Until then, however, fossil energy sources will still be needed in the energy mix and in particular will have to guarantee security of supply. Read more
Published: 06.04.2020

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A gentle giant with a small footprint

The ship is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall. At over 400 m long and with capacity to hold over 23,000 standard containers, the CMA CGM Jacques Saadé is among the giants of the seas. With twelve layers of containers stacked on top of each other, she is taller than a 26-storey building. And best of all: she is powered by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG), the best technical solution currently available in terms of energy transition. She is the first ship of this size in the world to have an LNG engine. Read more
Published: 04.12.2020

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Digital infrastructure expansion: new energy-efficient data centre in Frankfurt metro region

Some 300 guests attended a virtual opening ceremony via live stream at the end of October 2020 to mark the launch of the new MAIN DC data centre in Offenbach, Germany, following a construction period of around a year. Tech companies around the world will benefit from the new capacity it provides. The centre is located on the campus of energy supplier Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) – in close proximity to one of the most important Internet exchange points in the world (Frankfurt-based DE-CIX). This ensures that the data centre has a fast connection to global data streams. KfW IPEX-Bank provided the EUR 117 million needed to finance the data centre, with the total investment volume coming to around EUR 160 million.Read more
Published: 12.11.2020

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First liquefied natural gas refuelling in Italy

For the cruise line Costa Cruises, the harbour authorities and the Italian coast guard in La Spezia, 25 October 2020 was a big day. This was the day when the first ship-to-ship refuelling with liquefied natural gas (LNG) took place in Italy.Read more
Published: 05.11.2020

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GNA 1 reaches major milestone

The Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) hat docked at the expanded LNG terminal in the Port of Açu in Rio de Janeiro, marking an important milestone in the GNA 1 project. Back in early 2019 KfW IPEX-Bank co-financed the thermoelectric gas-fired power plant GNA 1, thus playing a key role in helping to modernise, diversify and stabilise Brazil's energy mix. Read more
Published: 20.07.2020

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Supporting the energy transition worldwide

Together with our customers and business partners, we are making a significant contribution to global climate and environmental protection through financing for ‘green energy’. This is demonstrated, for example, by new commitments totalling EUR 3.2 billion in our ‘Power, Renewables and Water’ sector department in the last financial year. Read more
Published: 06.04.2020