Rijkswaterstaat awards A9 road PPP

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Rijkswaterstaat awards A9 road PPP

The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat, has awarded the A9 Gaasperdammerweg public private partnership (PPP) project to IXAS Zuid-Oost team, formed by Ballast Nedam (25%), Fluor (25%), Heijmans (25%) and 3i Infrastructure (25%).

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 has a total nominal value of approximately €700 million, including a 20-year management and maintenance period after the new infrastructure becomes available. Ballast NedamFluor and Heijmans will participate in the construction and operation phase with an equal share of one third each.

The contract with Rijkswaterstaat will be signed in September 2014. The A9 Gaasperdammerweg project is the third section of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) road expansion.

Netherlands is about to start another road PPP tender process. 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.

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