SAAone consortium wins Dutch highways contract

By Sarah Ann McCay17 December 2012

The SAAone consortium, made up of Hochtief, Royal Boskalis Westminster, VolkerWessels, and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF), has been awarded a €1 billion contract by the Dutch government to build, upgrade and operate a 20km section of the highway between Amsterdam and Almere, the Netherlands.

The consortium will plan, finance and build a section of the A1 and a section of the connecting A6 on the basis of a public-private partnership (PPP), and will operate these sections for 25 years.

The project will include the widening of the A1/A6 sections between Muiderberg and Hollandse Brug to a five-lane highway in both directions plus two reversible lanes, widening the A6 between Hollandse Bridge and the exit for Almere Havendreef to a four-lane highway in both directions plus two reversible lanes, and the construction of an aqueduct and a railway bridge.

The contract will reach its financial close in February 2013.

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