The Netherlands: Joined forces in one of the biggest feasibility studies

The Netherlands: Joined forces in one of the biggest feasibility studies

Four engineering firms, one feasibility study. Rijkswaterstaat has awarded Flow27 the contract for the Draft Infrastructure Decree and Environmental Impact Assessment on the widening of the Houten to Hooipolder stretch of highway A27. Flow27 is an extraordinary partnership of four leading consultancy and engineering firms (Antea Group, Movares, Goudappel Coffeng and Tauw) that are drawing on each other’s strengths and top-quality specialists.

Rijkswaterstaat wants to clear up traffic congestion on highway A27 between the Houten junction and the Hooipolder interchange by widening the highway. The objective of the project is to improve the flow of traffic, to cut traffic jams and to reduce cut-through traffic. 

Collaboration between engineering firms is not new, but the way in which the firms are working together as part of this project is. Each firm brings in its own specialization: we know each other and know what each of us can do. At board level, we also commit fully to this project and our approach.
Four engineering firms that are each offering the best of the best: this has yielded an unprecedentedly high score. Rijkswaterstaat rated the tender with two tens and two eights on a scale of 1 to 10, including on project and risk management.  

“WE WERE ABLE TO DRAW ON THE SAFETY EXPERTISE OF OUR US COLLEAGUES AND ADVICE FROM OUR COLLEAGUES IN FRANCE, WHO HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH DRAFTING LONG ROUTES.”

René de Boer, Project Manager The Netherlands
rene.deboer@anteagroup.com