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Maarten Blomme

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Application and problems encountered in project North South connection Limburg

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Maarten Blomme

  1. 1. N74 North South Connection Limburg Ir. M. Blomme PPP EXPERT MEETING – 7/6/12 Brussels
  2. 2. N74 North-South ConnectionLimburg
  3. 3. 1. Project information• Description of the project: completion of the missing link between North of Limburg and the E314 Highway • 11 km roads, of which 2,5 km tunnels • 3 major exchanges • More than 40% of total cost: civil works (tunnel, viaduct, bridges)
  4. 4. 1. Project information• Challenges: • Expropriation • European protection zones : mitigitation • DBFM-minded environmental and planning reports • Parallel procedures
  5. 5. N74 SEGMENT 1 OMLEIDINGManagementcomité NOORDZUIDVERBINDING 28 april 2008 SEGMENT 0 SEGMENT 2 13 N715 Helchteren Toelichting Planalternatieven
  6. 6. KENMERKEN BASISALTERNATIEF SEGMENT 1 : noord N715 SEGMENT 3SEGMENT 4 Houthalen 13 SEGMENT 5 E314 Toelichting Planalternatieven
  7. 7. 1. Project information• DBFM• Construction cost: € 380 mio• Construction period est. 3 years• Maintenance 30 years
  8. 8. 2 . Stakeholders• Public meetings: • Local government: + • Environmental groups: +/- • Economic organisations: + • Action commitee: -• Dry Run Reference Design: evaluation by planning authorities• System Engineering vs ER and spatial planning• Risk management reports
  9. 9. 3. Tendering process• Selection fase, 5 bidders• Tendering fase: • 1st offer (evaluation ongoing): limited information, limited design costs • 2nd offer (max. 3 bidders, 2013): full technical proposal
  10. 10. 3. Tendering procedure
  11. 11. 3. Tendering proces:• First offer evaluation by authority and experts• Acceptance criteria: • Price (maximum limit) • Technical criteria • Design quality and project vision • Management Plan • Technical quality• Focus on “added value” and differences between offers
  12. 12. 3. Tendering proces:• Detailed offer on segment 5 (landscape vision, architecture of bridges, building management plan)
  13. 13. 3. Tendering process• Functional criteria derived from enviromental report: degree of freedom contractor vs. rigidity administrative conditions• Dont say: • “build a noise barrier 3 meters high”• but say: • “maintain the noise level below 3dbA under the current level”
  14. 14. Conclusion• DBFM procedure = top end contractors• Degree of creativity• Limited validity period of financing: • max. 3 months • 9 months required (financial close after building permit)

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