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



2013-02-28 08:19:23 -


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




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