A mega-construction site such as that of the A11 comes with many aspects that must be dealt with to ensure a smooth and safe execution of the construction works. “These aspects also require a strict organisation to be able to meet the pre-set deadlines…Read more
Long before there was any mention of the engineering structures, the financing plan already showed our sense of innovation. The A11 is a public private partnership or PPP-project. Public partner Via-Invest and private partner Via Bruges each contributed 80 million euro and these funds were combined with project bonds to the amount of 578 million euro.
Bart Callens: “We worked with project bonds, which we placed with institutional investors. The bonds benefited from the Project Bond Credit Enhancement guarantee scheme of the European Investment Bank. This guarantee scheme is a European initiative set up to support the realisation of large infrastructure projects.”
Koen Van Regenmortel is particularly proud of the maintenance-friendly application of the integral bridge technology in different places on the track. “Joints are subject to wear, no matter which road surface you use, and require intensive maintenance.…Read more