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Earthworks key to Rotterdam motorway scheme contract award

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Joint venture partners Besix, Dura Vermeer, TBI and Van Oord will use a “deepened tunnel” and extensive earthworks to minimise the environmental impact of a Dutch motorway scheme.

The joint venture – named De Groene Boog, which translates as The Green Arch – has been appointed by infrastructure authority Rijkswaterstaat to construct the new A16 motorway in Rotterdam.

According to Van Oord, the project is remarkable because of a number of innovative applications and the ambition to make this motorway an energy-neutral road.

The project includes construction of a new motorway, adaptation of existing roads and connections and the construction of a deepened tunnel.

“Upon completion, the extra noise-reducing asphalt, noise barriers and earth embankments will show their value,” said Van Oord.

Work on site is expected to start early next year and be completed in 2024.

 

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