33. AMORTISATION, DEPRECIATION AND IMPAIRMENT

The amortisation, depreciation and impairment of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets are broken down as follows:

(in thousands of euro)
  2011 2010
Amortisation 3,558 4,366
Depreciation 221,377 216,863
Impairment of intangible assets 4,860 -
Impairment of property, plant and equipment 1,122 7,369
  230,917 228,598

 

The impairment of intangible assets, euro 4,860 thousand, refers to the goodwill allocated to the Eco Technology cash generating unit. The impairment is classified as a non-recurring event (2.1% of the total item).