Netherlands awards US$525 million contract for road and tunnel scheme
The province of South Holland in the Netherlands has awarded a US$ 525M (€492m) contract for construction of the first part of the Rijnland Route to the Como15 international joint venture, which includes Mobilis, Croonwolter & dros, DEME Infra Marine Contractors and Vinci Construction Grands Projets, each with a 25% stake in the contract. The Comol5 JV partners have great experience with designing and developing large infrastructural projects such as bridges and tunnels, particularly bored tunnels.
Comol5 will be responsible for the reconstruction of the Leiden West motorway junction and the construction of the new 4 km N434road, including a 2.2km bored tunnel. The team will also carry out 12 km of motorway widening and changes to the A4 and A44 required for construction of the Rijnland Route.
The construction period is 6 years, and includes maintenance over 15 years.
The Rijnland Route is the new road connection from Katwijk, via the A44, to the A4 at Leiden. The Rijnland Route will improve the accessibility and traffic flow in the region, and stimulate economic growth.