The first DBFM contract for road infrastructure in the Netherlands is realized. On Tuesday, 4 February, Provincial Executive drs P. van Vugt of the Province of North-Brabant signed the agreement with the Consortium Poort van Den Bosch B.V. to accelerate the conversion of state highway N50 between Rosmalen and Geffen. The agreement is a so-called Design, Build, Finance & Maintain (DBFM) contract for design, construction, financing and maintenance of the road, including viaducts and noise barriers.
Poort van Den Bosch can now begin converting state highway N50 into the A59 freeway. A total amount of €218 million is involved in the overall project. This is the first DBFM contract ever awarded by the Dutch government. The consortium Poort van Den Bosch is a partnership of Royal BAM Group nv, Boskalis bv and Project Managers Fluor. The contract duration is eighteen years, three years for design and construction and a fifteen year maintenance period. The State will own the infrastructure and pay the Consortium an annual premium based on the availability of the freeway. The responsibility for design, construction and financing of the A59 lies completely with the Poort van Den Bosch.