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The Dutch National Transport Authority, Rijkswaterstaat, has shortlisted teams for the A16 highway PPP project.
Rijkswaterstaat launched the project in December, 2016. Five teams were prequalified in February and submitted bids on 17 May. Three of the five consortia have made the shortlist:
The two teams that also submitted bids were a comsortium formed by Ballast Nedam, Macquarie and Strabag; and the Noord Plus consortium comprising Heijmans, Fluor, and Hochtief.
A preferred bidder is expected to be selected on 8 March 2018.
The project, A16 highway, will connect the A13 (highway exit Berkel Rodenrijs) to the A16 at the Terbregse Square. The 11 km long roadway will provide better accessibility of the region and the centre of Rotterdam, helping release the traffic pressure of the lower road network. It has a a 25-year concession.
It runs from the interchange Terbregseplein in the northeastern part of Rotterdam, towards the Belgian border near Hazeldonk. The motorway has 19 exits including 7 interchanges.
The private developer will design, build, finance and maintain the project, which investment is expected to amounts to €650 million (US$730 million).
In April, we reported that Rijkswaterstaat appointed Arup as the technical advisor for the construction of the project.
Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and it is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.