The Zuidasdok infrastructure construction project preliminary in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been awarded to joint venture partners Fluor, Heijmans and Hochtief (ZuidPlus).

The contract includes widening and partial tunnelling of the A10 Zuid motorway and expansion of the Amsterdam Zuid station.

The design and construct contract is valued at approximately €990 million, including tunnel maintenance for seven years, of which 15% is for Heijmans and 42.5% each for Fluor and Hochtief.

Improvements to the A10, the junctions De Nieuwe Meer and Amstel, and the construction of the new Amsterdam Zuid station are necessary for accessibility of the Zuidas business district. Partial tunnelling will create a new public space and improve the quality of life in the area.

The contract is expected to be awarded definitively in mid-February. Subsequently, a re-baseline phase will start, during which the project will be fleshed out further with the client. The works outside will start in mid-2019 and the project is expected to be completed around 2028.

This preliminary award is in line with the selective recruitment policy of Heijmans, under which major works are accepted and projects realised in collaboration with partners that have a solid track record in their field.

The Zuidasdok is a joint project of the municipality of Amsterdam, ProRail (rail infrastructure manager) and Rijkswaterstaat (directorate-general of public works and water management).

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