Schiphol airport signs long-term deals with three Dutch contractors

Schiphol has signed long-term contracts with BAM, Heijmans and VolkerWessels. The construction companies can carry out works at Schiphol for a maximum period of nine years with a total estimated value of €2.5 to €3.5 billion over this period. The majority of the works are for maintaining and investing in existing infrastructure at the airport.

BAM, Heijmans and VolkerWessels were preferred candidates for various parts of the tender since August 2018, as listed below, following a European tender:

Lot 1: Start and landing areas – Heijmans Infra BV
Lot 2: Airplane parking – joint venture KWS Infra BV-VolkerRail Nederland BV (both VolkerWessels companies)
Lot 3: Landside infrastructure – BAM Infra bv
Lot 4: Undergroud infrastructure – BAM Infra bv
Lot 5a: Terminal 1 & 2 – Heijmans Utiliteit BV
Lot 5b: Terminal 3 & Schiphol Plaza – BAM Bouw en Techniek bv

BAM is entering a three-year performance contract with Schiphol for each plot intending to also award the two consecutive three-year terms under the contract. In addition, the majority of all construction projects that Schiphol initiates within the awarded plots, will be realised with BAM. The indicative annual turnover for BAM is approximately €100 million. Based on the contract duration of nine years, the total turnover for BAM could amount to approximately €900 million.

In lot 3 (Landside infrastructure), BAM Infra Asset Management, in collaboration with BAM Infra Region Northwest, is responsible for the management, maintenance and new construction of all roads, bridges and viaducts, parking lots and associated infrastructure. ‘Our project includes one million square meters of asphalt pavement, more than 4,500 signs and 30,000 m2 of road marking, 230 hectares green area and some 8,000 tanks and wells’, says asset manager Jan Willem Breemhaar.

BAM Infra Energie & Water is responsible for the optimal condition and availability of the underground infrastructure at Schiphol in lot 4. This includes high and low voltage cables, traffic control installations, water and gas pipelines and de-icing installations. Bas Prins, operations manager Schiphol at BAM Infra Energie & Water: ‘Within this new best-value contract, we can continue our presence at Schiphol. For the past eight years we were already responsible for piping. This means that we continue our successful collaboration with co-maker Révé for all work on the pumping stations.’

BAM Bouw en Techniek will take care of the integral management and maintenance of Terminal 3 and Schiphol Plaza with a area of approximately 800,000 m2 of floor space as of 1 April. The assignment within plot 5b also includes renovation and new construction projects to make the airport more sustainable and cost-efficient. BAM’s use of digital innovations will enable Schiphol to manage its assets better. ‘With reliable asset data and professional asset management, we ensure that Schiphol can deliver its ambitions,’ says Wouter Blom, director of BAM Bouw and Techniek Schiphol.

Schiphol and BAM are striving for a collaboration based on a relational contract. Katja Severin, Strategic Partnership Manager: ‘The transformation that we want to achieve together with Schiphol is characterised by the pursuit of a collaboration in which we no longer want to think in ‘client-contractor’, but in’ partners’. Where ‘win-win’ by helping each other achieving your goals and improving and innovating together, is the new normal.’