IXAS Zuid-Oost favourite in Netherlands road contract

By Sarah McCay25 July 2014

IXAS Zuid-Oost, a consortium consisting of Ballast Nedam, Fluor, Heijmans and 3i Infrastructure has been selected as the preferred bidder for the public-private partnership (PPP) project to rebuild the A9 motorway in the Netherlands.

The project includes the design, build, management, maintenance and financing of the existing and new infrastructure of the A9 motorway between Diemen and Holendrecht.

The project has a total nominal value of €700 million, including a 20-year management and maintenance period after the new infrastructure becomes available.

The project consists of 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 a 3km cut-and-cover tunnel.

Ballast Nedam, Fluor, Heijmans and 3i Infrastructure will be the sole shareholders in the project, each 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.

The Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Management of the Netherlands Rijkswaterstaat is expected to award the contract on August 19.

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