BAM Contractors win Ireland roads project

By Sarah Ann McCay09 May 2013

The Netherlands' Bam Group

The Netherlands' Bam Group

BAM Contractors, part of the Royal BAM Group, is to carry out construction work on the N11/N7 Arklow/Rathnew road development in Ireland, as part of a design, build, finance and maintenance PPP contract.

The project includes the design, construction, operation and maintenance of approximately 16.5km of dual carriageway in Wicklow; the operation and maintenance of an additional 30km section of the existing M11 route (Arklow-Gorey and Arklow Bypass), which also involves some upgrade works; the design and construction of a service area north of Gorey, which will provide facilities for N11 traffic; and the design, construction operation and maintenance of the N7 Newlands Cross junction to an overpass grade-separated junction.

Work will start in July 2013 and is scheduled for completion by November 2015. BAM Contractors will maintain the roads as part of the 25-year contract.

The €282 million contract is awarded by the National Roads Authority in Ireland to BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Coöperatie - the investment joint venture between BAM and Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM - and BAM Contractors.

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