Availability model – A10/A24 Neuruppin to AD Pankow

Supporting the German Ministry of Transport to deliver on the enhanced A10/A24 motorway


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The availability model A10/A24 Neuruppin to AD Pankow motorway, located near the German capital, Berlin, required reconstruction to accommodate the growing number of vehicles on the road. Specifically, heavy load vehicles transporting goods and cargo. Enhancement of the motorway was critical to alleviate congestion, address capacity issues and improve road safety.

The German Ministry of Transport, represented by DEGES GmbH, delivered the improved motorway, which comprises the widening of the A10 to six lanes for a length of 29.7 km of motorway and the complete reconstruction of the A24 with four lanes plus an extended hard shoulder, which can be temporarily used as an additional lane, for a length of 29.2 km.

The motorway was the first of 11 projects of the so-called ‘new generation’ wave of infrastructure PPP projects that was launched by the German Ministry of Transport in 2015.

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Thomas Stutze
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The Challenge

A trusted partner who offered an economically efficient financing solution was required to deliver the enhanced A10/A24 motorway. Although competitive pricing was a key priority, it was also important for the selected partner to have the capabilities and expertise to ensure the project was of high quality.

In 2018, after a 2-year period of preparation, selection and negotiation, the German Ministry of Transport awarded Havellandautobahn GmbH & Co. KG the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) the A10/A24 motorway.

Invesis provided 70% of the equity for the project, as part of the Havellandautobahn GmbH & Co consortium, alongside HABAU, who provided 30% of equity.

Construction of Brandenburg's largest federal motorway project is on schedule and will be completed by the end of 2022.

The solution

Collaboration between all working groups was essential to find a desirable solution for the client. ‘We had a strong integrated concept that encompassed everything within the whole project journey; from financing through to design, construction and maintenance,’ says Hans Juncker, Head of Operations and Maintenance.

The Havellandautobahn GmbH & Co. KG consortium appointed one of Germany’s leading civil engineering companies – Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau in cooperation with HABAU – an Austrian construction company, to carry out construction activities. Operation and maintenance works are carried out by Invesis and HABAU.

On a section of 5km, Building Information Modelling (BIM) was applied for design of all asset classes, as well as.some use cases in the field of heavy maintenance. This was the first time BIM was utilised on an PPP infrastructure project in Germany.

Prior to winning the contract, Invesis had a strong presence within the German market and an existing relationship with the German Ministry of Transport, as we played a role in delivering PPP infrastructure projects: the A8 Motorway, A9 Motorway and the A94 Forstinning-Marktl Motorway.

‘Although we had an existing relationship with the client, this was the first time we had partnered with HABAU. Transparent communication between all parties was key to build trust and form positive relationships to solve the clients’ challenges,’ said Thomas Stütze, managing director of the project company. ‘The quality of the entire team was and still is high – each party is a real team player’.

“As the project developer, DEGES can only implement and realize a major project such as the expansion of the A 10/A 24 with reliable and efficient partners. Havellandautobahn GmbH & Co. KG has impressively demonstrated that such a demanding project can be successfully implemented thanks to professional project management and planning, and construction know-how. The high quality and the on-budget and on-schedule project completion, prove that the efforts are worthwhile.”, Ludger Sehr, Head of PPP, DEGES GmbH.