The energy resource and environmental strategy being one of Azerbaijan’s top priorities, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development wished to support its efforts by giving means to achieve these goals. State and International cooperation programmes were financed by loans to support the rehabilitation of key electrical-generating plants to meet the increasing demand of the economy while satisfying Kyoto Protocol challenges. This project was a piece of this strategy. Project objectives were to support the implementation of an Action plan to enhance Health, Safety and Environmental conditions within AzIE thermal power plant and set conditions to durably sustain HSE measures implemented. Specific objectives included: • Review and refine of the EAP (HSE Action Plan) • Elaborate an HSE “Implementation Plan” including a training programme and follow it up • Advise on the procurement of necessary testing, control and monitoring equipment.