Bids for the Blankenburg Tunnel PPP were submitted during July 2017. The project comprises the design, build, financing and maintenance of a 4.2km section of tunnel under the Nieuwe Maas River in The Netherlands, linking the A15 and A20 roads in Rotterdam.
The financing for this project will include a loan from the European Investment Bank, as part of the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
Operis were pleased to work with the winning consortium consisting of Macquarie, Ballast Nedam and DEME to complete the model audit, who were announced as preferred bidder on 20 July 2017. Financial close is expected to occur in early 2018.