Nine construction companies have jointly been awarded the Right Bank project worth € 2.35 billion, which is part of the Oosterweel Link, the largest and most complex project ever seen in Flanders, Belgium.
This plan consists of the intervention of the road network of the Belgian city and contemplates building a network of infrastructures associated with the R1 ring road, to create direct links between the port and the main districts of Antwerp, and thus reduce pollution by time to streamline the flow of vehicular traffic in the city.
The administration has selected the TM Roco consortium, made up of the companies Bam Contractors, Besix, Cordeel, Deme, Denys, Franki Construct, Jan De Nul, Van Laere and Willemen Infra. The subproject to be executed, called Right Bank, is a road link between the tunnel and the R1 that is being built submerged under the Scheldt river.
The project involves the removal of the Merksem viaduct and the construction of a temporary R1 east of the existing route to maintain traffic flow.
"The Right Bank sub-project is of a size and complexity never seen before in Flanders," according to the Besix spokesperson.
It should be noted that two of the companies involved, both Besix and Dennys are clients of Deltana Engineering, so we hope to collaborate in such an important project, giving support to the technical office of the work on issues such as Bill of Quantities, Shop Drawings, BIM modeling or structural calculation for Temporary works, among other engineering services.