Subsidy scheme Clean and Emission-free Construction Equipment (SSEB) to be applied for again

The Subsidy Scheme for Clean and Emission-Free Construction Equipment (SSEB) aims to reduce nitrogen emissions from construction equipment, including construction equipment, auxiliary functions, construction vehicles and seagoing construction vessels. The aim is to contribute to reducing nitrogen emissions in the construction sector. The SSEB is divided into three parts: SSEB Procurement, SSEB Retrofit and SSEB Innovation. The subsidy budget in 2023 within the SSEB purchase subsidy is € 36 million.

From 9 May 2023 you can apply for a subsidy again. The scheme runs from 9 May 2022 to 31 December 2026 and focuses on construction companies that own or rent construction equipment, auxiliary functions and construction vehicles. The subsidy can be applied for for several parts and the maximum subsidy amount per construction machine is € 300,000.

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With the SEBB scheme, building contractors are encouraged to invest in emission-free construction equipment. This contributes to a cleaner air and healthier environment. In addition, the scheme stimulates the growth of the market for emission-free construction equipment.

In order to be eligible for a subsidy, building contractors must meet certain conditions. For example, the construction equipment must be emission-free and meet the requirements in terms of energy efficiency. The equipment must also be used in the Netherlands and must not have been used earlier than the date on which the regulation came into force. The amount of the subsidy depends on the type of construction equipment and can amount to 40% of the purchase costs.

If a company purchases (buys or leases) new emission-free construction equipment, it may be eligible for the SSEB Purchase. SSEB Purchasing encourages the purchase of new emission-free construction equipment, while SSEB Retrofit is aimed at re-motorizing existing construction equipment to make them emission-free. Per calendar year, a company or group of companies can receive a maximum of €1 million in subsidy for SSEB Acquisition and/or SSEB Retrofit together.

The scheme is an important step in making the construction sector more sustainable. The use of emission-free construction equipment not only reduces nitrogen emissions, but also reduces noise and CO2 emissions. In addition, the scheme contributes to the development of new, sustainable technologies and to a future-proof construction sector.

On 6 April, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency will give a webinar about the SEBB scheme. This webinar is for entrepreneurs from the construction sector and companies that rent or lease construction equipment. The webinar is also interesting for intermediaries who submit applications for SSEB.