Projects classified as Category A in the assessment procedure for environmental and social standards, conducted in accordance with the OECD “Common Approaches”, may have significant impacts on the environment and society. Below you can find the list of Category A projects which may receive an officially supported export guarantee. This list has to be published at least 30 days before final commitment.

Projects in 2020


Austrian exporter

Project name

Sambangalou hydro power plant





Project description

electro-mechanical equipment for the hydro power plant Sambangalou

Basis for classification

social and environmental information, site visit by independent environmental and social experts, additional documents, own research


relevant local and international standards

Available information (i.e. ESIA, project website)

EIES Sambangalou Interconnexion 2015 (16 Mb)


Date of release:

16th April 2020

Category A projects for which a state guarantee has been assumed can be found here:

Brief presentation of the Austrian environmental and social assessment procedure

Our information sheet contains all relevant information on the environmental and social assessment procedure as it corresponds to the OECD “Common Approaches” and the Austrian provisions for the Sustainability Policy of the Export Promotion Procedure.