A1/28 joint venture (BAM, Van Oord) and partner ARCADIS win Rijkswaterstaat tender for Hoevelaken junction

15 June 2015 22:41 - Royal BAM Group nv
A1/28  joint venture (BAM, Van Oord) and partner ARCADIS win Rijkswaterstaat tender for Hoevelaken junction

(Translation of original press release of Rijkswaterstaat:) Utrecht, the Netherlands, 15 June 2015 - Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) has awarded the Hoevelaken junction project to the A1/28 joint venture. The A1/28 joint venture comprises the companies BAM and Van Oord, with consultancy and design agency ARCADIS as cooperating partner.

This award will fulfil the promise of a better flow of traffic around the Hoevelaken junction and the surrounding roads. It will also improve accessibility and quality of life through a proper integration into the landscape. In addition to the list of demands, the requirements, as formulated by the various levels of government, residents and interest groups, will be fulfilled as much as possible. These requirements are the result of a unique cooperation between the central and regional governments. The regional government has also contributed financially. This summer the A1|28 joint venture parties, comprising BAM and Van Oord and ARCADIS, will publicise the tender design and inform the local residents.

Unique contract

In the tender process, Rijkswaterstaat chose a specific type of contract (Plan, Design & Construct) in which the A1/28 joint venture takes responsibility for both the elaboration of the plan and the realisation of the junction. BAM, Van Oord and ARCADIS were jointly successful in implementing as many requirements as possible within the available budget, minimising disruption during construction work, scoring well on sustainability, and presenting a good plan to go through the feasibility study. This type of contract takes full advantage of the creativity of the joint venture parties.

Planning

The Dutch draft Transport Infrastructure (Planning Procedures) Act (‘OTB’) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) are expected at the end of 2017. The definite Transport Infrastructure (Planning Procedures) Act (‘TB’) is expected in 2018. The actual work will start when this TB is in place. At that time more will be known about the exact planning of the work. It is anticipated that the project will be completed between 2022 - 2024.

Further information

  • press:  Arno C. Pronk, +31 (0)30 659 86 21;
  • analysts: Joost van Galen, +31 (0)30 659 87 07.