Fluor consortium wins $245m PPP contract in the Netherlands

The 3Angle consortium has been chosen by the Dutch government as its private sector partner for the A27/A1 public-private partnership (PPP). The consortium is made up of US engineer Fluor, UK investor 3i Infrastructure and Dutch PPP road operator Heijmans Capital.

The finance, design, build, manage and maintain contract covers new-build and refurbishment work on the A27 motorway between Utrecht and Hilversum and the A1 between Utrecht and Bunschoten-Spakenburg, both in central Holland.

The projects will improve safety and traffic flow by widening the A27 motorway from four to six lanes and the A1 motorway from four to eight lanes.

The contract has an approximate value of $245m and includes a 25-year management and maintenance period.

Each member of special purpose company has a 33.3% share, and Fluor and Heijmans will take equal parts of the engineering, procurement, construction and operation phases.

Hans Dekker, president of Fluor’s Infrastructure business, said: "Fluor has 15 years of experience working on significant PPP infrastructure projects in the Netherlands and we look forward to using this expertise to successfully deliver this important upgrade project."

Construction is due to be completed in 2019

Image: The A27 near Hilversum (M Minderhoud/Wikimedia Commons)

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