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Rijkswaterstaat Has Selected Ballast Nedam for the N31 Traverse Harlingen Project

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The Netherlands' Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (in Dutch: Rijkswaterstaat) has announced its intention to appoint Ballast Nedam as the selected bidder for the N31 Traverse Harlingen project in the Netherlands.

The design and construct project involves the widening of an approx. 3 km stretch of the N31 at Harlingen, from a single carriageway to a dual carriageway. About 2 km of the route will pass through a sunken construction, to conceal this line bisecting the town of Harlingen.

An aqueduct will be built where the Van Harinxmakanaal intersects the N31. Five new viaducts will be built across the sunken construction, for the railway line and the underlying road network.

The total value of the contract is approximately € 84 million. Rijkswaterstaat expects to make the final award on 16 September, at which time the Alcatel Period will have expired.

Ballast Nedam targets its strategic focus at successfully acquiring and carrying out integrated projects in the working areas of housing, mobility, energy and nature in the Netherlands and internationally. We will expand related activities in niche markets and work on projects where we can make a difference for the client with our expert knowledge and skills. Ballast Nedam applies a differentiated market approach for its three divisions.

With further industrialization of the building process through the use of innovative modular concepts and standardization Ballast Nedam creates enduring quality at the lowest possible life cycle costs for its clients and society. The Ballast Nedam share is included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index (AScX) of NYSE Euronext.


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