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Heijmans to realise a number of technical tunnel safety systems for the Liefkenshoek railway connection near Antwerp


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Infrabel granted Van den Berg, a Heijmans subsidiary, final contract award for a
subcontract for the realisation of the Liefkenshoek railway connection in the
port of Antwerp. The contract concerns the construction and 15-year maintenance
of the technical systems for the railway tunnel that links the Linkeroever and
Rechteroever districts bordering on the left and right shores of the Schelde
river. The contract value exceeds € 28 million.

The project comprises the design, construction and maintenance of a number of
technical tunnel safety systems and the control systems for the railway tunnel.
The latest, smart technologies that contribute to optimising the safe operation
of the railway connection will be incorporated into these state-of-the-art
technologies. The project will be executed on the basis of an integral
partnership between Van den Berg in 
Belgium and the engineering discipline of Heijmans Civil Engineering in the Netherlands. For Heijmans this project represents the next step in expanding its technical systems and control engineering operations in general and its technical tunnel systems in particular. The Liefkenshoek railway connection is a new, direct connection for the movement of goods between the Linkeroever and Rechteroever districts bordering on the left and right shores of the Schelde river. The connection will further increase railway capacity and improve the flow of traffic between the Linkeroever and Rechteroever in support of the port's growth. Infrabel is constructing the 16.2 km long route that is expected to be ready for use in the summer of 2014. The construction of the railway connection is a public-private partnership between Infrabel and Locorail N.V. The installation of a smoke and heat discharge system, a foam extinguishing system, water discharge and overpressure systems all form part of this PPP project. The majority of the other railway-related technical tunnel safety systems do not form part of the PPP project, but were tendered separately via the Van den Berg contract. About Heijmans Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to real estate development, residential building, non-residential building, technical services and infrastructure. Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Our focus on an integrated approach and high quality execution creates added value for our customers. Heijmans realises integrated, innovative projects for large customers, such as companies and government bodies and homes for investors and consumers. With over 8,000 employees and € 2.3 billion in revenues, we are building the spatial skylines of tomorrow. For more information, visit www.heijmans.nl. For additional information/not for publication: Media Lonneke Wijnhoven Director of Communications +31 73 543 52 17 lwijnhoven@heijmans.nl Analysts Frank Heerens Investor Relations +31 73 543 52 17 fheerens@heijmans.nl This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Heijmans NV via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1681847]


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