Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, has announced that it plans to select a consortium formed by Ballast Nedam (25%), Fluor (25%), Heijmans (25%) and 3i Infrastructure (25%) as the preferred bidder for the A9 Gaasperdammerweg PPP road project.
The project involves the upgrade and expansion of the A9 highway 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 a 3 km over ground tunnel.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis for a period of 20 years.
The project is expected to be awarded on 19 August 2014.
The project has a total nominal value of approximately €700 million (US$940 million), including a 20-year management and maintenance period after the new infrastructure becomes available. Ballast Nedam, Fluor, Heijmans and 3i Infrastructure will be the sole shareholders in the project, with an equal share. Ballast Nedam, Fluor and Heijmans will participate in the construction and operation phase with an equal share of one third each.
Another tender process of a road PPP project is about to start in the Netherlands. In late June 2014, we reported that Rijkswaterstaat had published a prior information notice (PIN) for a PPP project to develop the new N18 Groenlo-Enschede highway. This project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operation and maintenance (DBFOM) basis for a period of 25 years after construction.
The project involves the development a 44km highway made up a 2+1 stretch between Groenlo - Haaksbergen which has a length of 20km, and a 2+2 stretch between Haaksbergen - Enschede, which has a length of 7.2km. The tender process is scheduled to start on 14 November 2014.