Dutch infrastructure ministry Rijkswaterstaat has contracted in May 2018 with De Groene Boog BV for its EUR 650m A16 Rotterdam highway PPP. Subsequently, De Groene Boog reached financial close in June 2018.
The A16 Rotterdam highway PPP involves the DBFM of a new motorway to connect the A13 at Rotterdam Airport with the Terbregseplein junction of the A16. The new highway will reduce traffic on the A13 and the A20 and on parts of the local road network. The 11 km long A16 Rotterdam stretch will therefore improve the living conditions and the mobility of Rotterdam. The project will also include the construction of a 2.2km tunnel as well as two underpasses, and three railway crossings for the high-speed rail line HSL Zuid, the Rotterdam-Utrecht rail link and a light rail line. The construction is envisaged to start in the first half of 2019 with the aim to open the road for traffic in 2023.
In addition to designing, building and financing the new motorway, the scheme also involves maintaining the new A16 for 20 years.
De Groene Boog comprises BESIX Group, Dura Vermeer Groep, Van Oord PPP, John Laing, TBI and EPICo.