MegaProject 313: Commercial close takes place for Dutch A9 road PPP
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On Sept. 12th, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat and IXAS Zuid-Oost team signed the A9 Gaasperdammerweg (Holendrecht - Diemen) public private partnership (PPP) project.
The project includes the design, build, management, maintenance and financing of the existing and new infrastructure of the A9 motorway between Diemen and Holendrecht in the Netherlands.
The project consists of all the work to be performed in connection with the reconstruction and expansion of the A9 motorway between the junctions of Holendrecht and Diemen in the region of Amsterdam, including the bridge over the river Gaasp, the road surface on the A9 Gaasperdammerweg and the construction of an approximately three kilometre overground tunnel. The project will expand the highway to 5 lanes in each direction.
The project has a total nominal value of approximately €700 million, including a 20-year management and maintenance period after the new infrastructure becomes available. Ballast Nedam, Fluor and Heijmans will participate in the construction and operation phase with an equal share of one third each.
The Rijkswaterstaat has also awarded another road PPP project during this summer, the A12 motorway PPP contract. The project was awarded to Heijmans and 3i Infrastructure. This integrated design build finance maintain (DBFM) contract has a value of over €80 million.
In late June we reported that Rijkswaterstaat published a prior information notice (PIN) for a PPP project to develop the new N18 Groenlo-Enschede highway. The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis for a period of 25 years after construction.