Bunnik/Rotterdam/Haarlem, Netherlands, 3 May 2007 – Consortium Autobahnplus has reached financial closefor widening 37 km of the A8 motorway between Augsburg and Munich. Autobahnplus is a consortium formed by BAM PPP, Trapp Infra Wesel (VolkerWessels), Fluor Infrastructure, Berger Bau and Egis Projects. The client is the Motorway Authority for South-Bavaria (Autobahndirektion Südbayern) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport.
The value of the construction activities is approximately € 250 million. BAM PPP, Fluor Infrastructure, and Trapp Infra Wesel each have a share of 25%. The construction – by the consortium partners and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau (BAM) – will last until December 2010. During the 30 year concession period the consortium will also be responsible for operating and maintaining an additional 15 km of motorway around Munich, for a total concession length of 52 km.
The A8 is an important corridor in Southern Germany belonging to the Trans-European Network (TEN). The motorway was built more than sixty years ago; it currently has two lanes in each direction with soft shoulders. When the reconstruction is complete, there will be three lanes open for traffic in each direction with hard shoulders.
The A8 is the first PPP motorway project in Germany and the first in a series of five pilot projects. The Autobahnplus consortium is currently one of the four remaining bidders for the A1 project.
- Royal BAM Group: Arno Pronk, +31 (0) 30 659 86 21;
- Royal Volker Wessels Stevin: Jos Waltmans, + 31 (0)10 424 42 44;
- Fluor: Roger Reade, cellphone +49 15 11 52 08 865.