Rijkswaterstaat selects GelreGroen consortium for A12/A15 highway project

WCN Editorial Team 6 Dec 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Rijkswaterstaat has provisionally awarded the design-build-finance-maintain contract to GelreGroen consortium for the A12/A15 highway Ressen-Oudbroeken (ViA15) project in the Netherlands.

The Dutch government agency, Rijkswaterstaat, is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the country’s main physical infrastructure.

The GelreGroen consortium comprises Dura Vermeer, Besix, Hochtief and John Laing, while Dura Vermeer, Besix, Hochtief and Van Oord will be responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining the project.

RWS has selected the GelreGroen consortium on the basis of its submission of ‘Economically Most Advantageous Tender (EMAT)’ with criteria as sustainability, risk management and the level of traffic hindrance.

The ViA15 project is planned to improve traffic safety and regional quality of life by upgrading the A12 and A15 motorways.

The project includes the extension of the A15 for an additional 12km and widening stretches of the A12 and A15 by adding extra lanes.

The upgrade is required as the roads around Arnhem are growing busier, leading to traffic congestions and motorists seeking shortcuts.

The project is expected to improve traffic flows between the Amsterdam/Rotterdam conurbation and Germany.

Work on the project is scheduled to begin in 2020, while the new section of the A15 and the extra lanes on the A12/A15 will be open in 2024.

In 2018, Rijkswaterstaat selected De Groene Boog consortium for the A16 motorway project in the Netherlands.

The consortium, which inlcudes Besix Group, Dura Vermeer Groep, Van Oord PPP, John Laing Investments, RebelValley and TBI PPP, was responsible to design, build and pre-finance the project.

The consortium was selected by Rijkswaterstaat as it offered good value for money, also known as the ‘Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ (MEAT).

Rijkswaterstaat planned to build a new motorway, A16 Rotterdam, to increase access and quality of life in the Rotterdam region and also ease traffic congestion on the A13 motorway at Overschie and the A20 between Kleinpolderplein and Terbregseplein.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Image: Rijkswaterstaat selects GelreGroen consortium for the A12/A15 highway project in the Netherlands. Photo: courtesy of Van Oord.

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