Sistema Iniziative Locali

Sinloc is involved in consultancy and investment in Italy and in Europe and it promotes development mostly through the implementation of infrastructures, with feasibility studies, technical assistance activities and with investments in Public-Private Partnership projects (concessions, project financing, etc.).

Furthermore, Sinloc is at the side of local institutions, companies and non-profit organizations in the configuration and implemetation of projects and favours research and the effective utilization of national and European financial resources.


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We serve our target markets and sectors through three business lines:

Assistance to identify and structure the most viable solutions to implement and finance infrastructure projects.

Investments aimed at supporting sustainable local initiatives through Public-Private Partnerships.

Long-term assistance to investment platforms for project origination, structuring and monitoring.


SINLOC operates in seven areas



9 December 2022
EIB has agreed to lend €43.5 million to APS Holding, of which €34 million to finance the construction of the SIR3 tram line and €9.5 million, which is optional for APS Holding and can be used within two years, for revamping of the SIR1 tram line. The project involves the extension of 5.5 km of the route that will connect the south-east of the city of Padua (Voltabarozzo) to the railway station. The funding provided by the EIB will also contribute to the creation of 13 stops, the construction of a new depot in Voltabarozzo and the construction of a park-and-ride facility with 383 parking spaces. With a €34 million loan, assisted by SACE’s Green Guarantee, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will make a significant contribution to the construction of the new SIR3 tram line in the city of Padua. The financing operation signed is the first tranche of the total amount of €43.5 million approved by the EIB’s Board of Directors. Thanks to ministerial financing and EIB funding APS Holding, an in-house company of the Municipality of Padua, the contracting authority and implementing entity of the entire infrastructure, will soon open the construction sites along the route that will be extended by 5.5 km and will from 2025 connect the south-east of the city of Padua (Voltabarozzo) to the railway station and also serve the city’s main hospitals. The new section will not only link up with the existing North/South line (SIR1), but will be part of the wider SMART project (Tram Network Mobility System) involving the construction of a third suburban line in the city running east to west, which will also serve the neighbouring municipalities of Vigonza and Rubano. The project includes the creation of 13 stops and the construction of a new warehouse in Voltabarozzo to be used for the ordinary maintenance activities of the South/East line (SIR3). In the same location, a park-and-ride facility with 383 parking spaces will be built with an area dedicated to interchange services. The funding is not intended just for implementation of the new line. The second tranche of €9.5 million is in fact intended for APS’s project to gradually upgrade the rolling stock of the North/South line, which will be completed in 2026, including through the implementation of next generation batteries, improving performance and durability and ensuring greater autonomy for routes without overhead lines. The line upgrading process will also include the extension of the Guizza depot. In addition, in December 2021 the EIB and APS Holding S.p.A signed an agreement included in the ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) Programme in the form of non-repayable technical assistance, covering the costs of developing innovative integrated mobility solutions up to a maximum of €1.6 million. Both for the €43.5 million financing (of which €9.5 million is optional) and for the ELENA contribution, APS Holding used the consulting services of Sinloc S.p.A., which provided technical assistance throughout the application, configuration and negotiation procedure for the relevant contracts both with the EIB and
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20 September 2022
“Game changing”: SPIRIT project targets climate-friendly industrial heating Sinloc is partner of SPIRIT, the new EU project funded by Horizone Europe, that aims to make heat pumps the lead heating technology for industry by 2030. Industry is responsible for over 25% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, and decarbonising it is key to achieving Europe’s climate goals. Industrial heating is a particular challenge due to the high temperatures needed by many industries. The EU-funded SPIRIT project, which kicks off on 1 September 2022, will address this challenge. It will do so by demonstrating three full-scale (0.7 – 4 MW) high-temperature (140°C -160°C) heat pump technologies (in Norway, Belgium and Czech Republic) in the food and paper industry. It will investigate how their technical and economic performance can be improved and it will show how waste heat can be used to produce steam, proving that a heat pump can supply 3 times as much heat as it consumes in energy. The project will also study the heat pump operational integration with solar thermal systems. “Bringing heat pumps into the heart of European industry will be game changing” – commented Simon Spoelstra, Coordinator of the SPIRIT Project – “In the EU we need to cut net emissions by 55% by 2030, and be climate neutral by 2050. Decarbonising industrial heating through high-temperature heat pumps is central, and with the SPIRIT project we will start making this a reality.” The project will also look at innovative business models and contractual agreements, and how they can increase the impact of industrial heat pumps. What’s more, the 17 project partners will spread awareness on the barriers and benefits of upgrading heat technology in industry, with a view to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The project will be coordinated by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). The project partners, who come from eight different countries, represent everything from design to manufacturing and from finance to research, bringing a wide range of expertise. The ultimate goal of the project, which will run for 3.5 years, is to enable industrial heat pumps to become the reference technology for covering industrial heat demand for temperatures up to 160°C by 2030. The project partners are:
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13 July 2022
First closing at 45 million euros for Ver Capital Sinloc Transition Energy Fund, which aims to be the first true national fund dedicated to energy transition. The Fund is promoted and managed by Ver Capital, with the support of Sinloc in the role of technical advisor, has a final funding target €200 million, with a net return target for investors of 10 percent. The Fund’s main objectives include mainly improving the energy efficiency of large public buildings such as hospitals, schools, or museum hubs, developing smart cities, focusing on the digitization of parking lots and street lighting, and building all plants for renewable energy production. The joint team of Ver Capital and Sinloc can count on a significant pipeline of investments stemming from established relationships with industrial partners, within non-competitive frameworks, mainly in public-private partnerships, which already meet a significant part of the fund’s investment needs. The Ver Capital Sinloc Transition Energy Fund is set up as an impact investing platform in the energy transition and renewable energy sector and is classified as an Article 9 under the SFDR (Sustainable finance disclosure regulation) directive, which is the maximum for a financial product targeting sustainable investments. The approximately 15 investments the fund will focus on will generate energy savings equivalent to at least nine thousand tons of oil equivalent (TOE) per year and avoid the emission of 15 thousand tons of CO2 per year, according to plans. Investments in energy efficiency represent an opportunity for the investor, if well structured and managed, in relation to the excellent risk-return ratio, low volatility, and high predictability of cash flows, coupled with the positive environmental and social impact. The possibility of intercepting investment operations with these characteristics is also supported by the results obtained by Sinloc, which, in the last decade, has activated more than 1.6 billion investments in the country in favor of the development of local infrastructure, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, mainly through public-private partnerships. In order to optimize the cash profile of professional investors, the fund will see in the first two years of its life a prevalence of “brownfield” initiatives and then give way to “late greenfield” initiatives in the second phase of the investment period. “Ver Capital,” said managing director Andrea Pescatori, “has combined its management experience with Sinloc’s expertise in energy, with an innovative investment proposal that could generate investments of up to one billion euros.” Added Sinloc’s CEO Antonio Rigon: “We strongly believe in this initiative, which will allow the Fund to make the best use of our national and European experiences in the energy field, and the country to focus even more on energy efficiency.”.
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Sinloc for the recovery of the former Capraia isola prison zone

27 September 2019
Sinloc, appointed by the Municipality of Capraia Isola and in a temporary joint venture with Studio Fabbro Architetti and ArchLandStudio, is carrying out the feasibility study of the landscape design “zona ex Carcere Capraia Isola” called Aghiale. The former agricultural penal colony, established in the 19th century and active until the middle of the 1980s, is today a perfectly structured hilly area, of rare beauty and emblematic of both the problems and the potential of small isolated communities. The challenge for Sinloc at Aghiale consists in combining environmental quality with the possibility of building up sustainable activities. Starting from analysis of the environmental, natural and man-made resources, the Sinloc team is involved in identifying the territory’s fragilities and vulnerabilities and evaluating the potential use of landscape resources with regard to demands, also cultural, and to social expectations. The project envisages a path or regeneration that will consist of a series of initiatives functional to the stabilization and growth of the community, involved in the process under way as primary custodian of the territory. The activities foreseen include the recovery of terracing and of agro-pastoral activities, starting touristic deseasonalisation and scientific, study and cultural procedures, with the goal of obtaining the best possible balance of environmental, social and economic management of the territory.
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