The Slovenian Government sought to privatise Ljubljana Airport and its operating company Aerodrom Ljubljana. The airport is located approximately 20km northwest from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. The airport has operated since the 1960s and was expanded in the 2000s following Slovenia’s entry into the EU.
The airport has published a Strategic Business Plan 2014-2020 and a Master Plan and has various expansion initiatives including new passenger facilities (to comprise expansion of the Terminal, new car parks, a hotel and business administration facilities) and roadways. The environmental implications of this business plan formed a significant focus for Waterman’s work.
Waterman acted for one of the potential purchasers of the site and provided an Environmental Due Diligence Assessment of the Airport. Our scope of works included;
- Overview of international, national and local environmental regulatory framework and policies directly or indirectly impacting the airport’s activities;
- An off-site and on site review of publicly available and disclosed information on the airport and its activities;
- Site visit and interviews with relevant personnel to visually inspect the properties and review relevant documentation;
- An assessment of the status of environmental compliance of the airport with relevant key legal requirements,
- Liaison with other project advisors on environmentally-related issues (e.g. insurance, legal, financial, technical, etc);
- An assessment of anticipated environmental impacts and implications on planned growth and developments.