Rotterdam, The Netherlands,16 June 2015 – The Directorate General of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) has awarded the project to improve the Hoevelaken motorway interchange to the A1/28 joint venture established by BAM and Van Oord. Hoevelaken is the most troublesome spot on the Dutch motorway network. The Draft Transport Infrastructure Planning Procedures Decree (Ontwerp Tracé Besluit) and the Environmental Impact Report are expected at the end of 2017. The actual work can be started once the final Transport Infrastructure Planning Procedures Decree is issued in 2018. The project is expected to be completed somewhere between 2022 and 2024.
Rijkswaterstaat opted for a Plan, Design & Construct contract for the tender, which entails that the joint venture will undertake all phases of the project, from planning through construction. Using a meticulously developed design, sustainable work methods, and thorough planning, BAM and Van Oord have succeeded in their efforts to ensure that the available budget will take maximum account of the needs of both the State and the region, while keeping nuisance to a minimum. The joint venture’s innovativeness is utilised to its fullest through this type of contract.
The project will encompass improving the interchange as well as widening various motorways. The sand needed for the project will be taken from the IJsselmeer and the linked lakes that make up the Randmeren. Van Oord will deploy several barges as well as dry excavation equipment.
Jan Schaart, director at Van Oord Nederland bv: ‘We are delighted to have been awarded this major project. Infra is an important market for Van Oord in the Netherlands. Our knowledge, experience, and integrated approach are crucial to the successful completion of complex infrastructure projects such as the improvement of the Hoevelaken interchange.’
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