Bids were submitted for the Sea Lock PPP project in IJmuiden, Netherlands, on June 25, 2015.
The project, which will replace the region’s current Noordersluis sea lock, involves the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the new IJmuiden Sea Lock.
With the existing lock due to reach the end of its useful technical life in 2029, the new sea lock will increase the sea access capacity to the Port of Amsterdam to 125 million tons per year of sea cargo. This will enable the the region to accommodate ever-larger seagoing vessels. Once complete in 2019, the port will consolidate itself as one of the largest in the world.
In support of ZIJ+ consortium’s bid, Operis was pleased to undertake a full model audit of the financial model which included a review of the model’s tax and accounting.