Dutch dredging and heavylift firm Royal Boskalis Westminster has secured the N69 New Connection tender for the construction of a new road near the Dutch-Belgian border.

Under the contract, Boskalis will build a new road connecting the N69 provincial road south of Valkenswaard with the A67 motorway at Veldhoven in the south of the Netherlands.

The contract involves a number of civil engineering structures, as well as adaptation of the existing road network.

The final contract worth more than €80m will be awarded by the province of Noord-Brabant in December.

“Additionally, the contract will involve rebuilding a 7.3km section of the existing N69-Zuid road between the Belgian border and Valkenswaard, as well as adapting two other connecting roads.”

Set to commence early next year, the project will take approximately three years to complete, followed by a ten-year maintenance period.

Boskalis will construct a new access road to the N69, which will be approximately 8.5km long.

Additionally, the contract will involve rebuilding a 7.3km section of the existing N69-Zuid road between the Belgian border and Valkenswaard, as well as adapting two other connecting roads. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Once the project is complete, it will help the Noord-Brabant province to enhance traffic distribution, traffic safety and livability in the Dutch-Belgian border region.

During the execution of the project, the company will use biofuel to cut CO2 emissions from its equipment.

In order to complete this project, Boskalis will use the expertise of its Dutch organisation in the areas of raw materials, earthmoving, concrete technology, and road construction.

Operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, Boskalis offers solutions for infrastructural challenges in maritime, coastal and delta regions.