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    During the summer of 2020, we were responsible for the renovation works on runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport. For six weeks, work was carried out around the clock 7 days a week to limit the duration of the runway closure and the impact of these works. In total, more than 100,000 hours of work were performed in 6 weeks by around 400 people per day. About 1000 people have worked on this project. In 2015 and 2016, we also renovated the two other runways at our national airport.

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    The challenge for the Vlaamse Waterweg is to raise the 62 bridges over the Albert Canal to a clearance height of 9.10 m by 2022. The most complex bridges—15 in total—have been bundled into two separate PPP projects, in which the bridges will be rebuilt based on a DBFM formula. Both PPP files were awarded to a consortium around our group. We will also be responsible for the maintenance of the bridges over the next 30 years. 

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    We were responsible for the construction—from start to finish—of a container terminal with a quay length of 1.2 km and all the associated buildings on a 60-ha site in the port of Tangier. Twelve of the world’s largest double trolley, remote-controlled STS cranes are used to load and unload ships with no less than 22,000 containers on-board. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is also one of the most technically advanced terminals in the world. 

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    At the end of May 2021 the exclusive holiday park Terhills Resort by Center Parcs opened its doors at the foot of the Hoge Kempen National Park for an unforgettable holiday in Belgium. Terhills Resort is the result of a clever piece of teamwork within our group: Willemen Construct built among others the 250 holiday villas, the swimming pool and the catering facilities, while Willemen Infra took care of the sewers, roads, utilities and waterways.

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    Who isn’t familiar with the Queen Elisabeth Hall? Big stars like Jacques Brel and Bruce Springsteen performed there. We built a new hall in precisely the same location with even more international allure as part of the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, a concert and congress centre for (inter)national performances and conventions. The new Elisabeth Hall has a maximum capacity of 2,000 seats and is narrower, deeper, and taller than the old one. Wavy, wooden wall cladding contributes to the acoustics of the world’s best performers.

We are building a better world every day. Whether you are planning a sustainable construction project or an infrastructure project, the companies in our Group are a stable, reliable partner, from the design to the build phase and from financing to maintenance. Thanks to our mutual complementarity, we are able to handle even the most complex assignments together. As a contractor, we like to be a partner that teams up to shape, optimise, and realise projects to everyone’s satisfaction. In doing so, we are fully committed to innovation and digitisation wherever possible.

Our Group brings competences and knowledge together in enthusiastic teams that work together in a unique way to shape the vistas of tomorrow. We always start with an overall vision for new projects and put the client, our service providers and our employees at the heart of everything we do. After all, they constitute the human capital that really makes the difference. Our five corporate values serve as the guiding principle in all of our activities.

Quality can be described and guaranteed in everyday processes. Quality is a task that's never finished: it demands constant attention and continuous improvement. We monitor our processes through our ISO 9001 quality management system. Individual responsibility rests with every employee, but the coordination of the system is taken care of by our QSE team (Quality, Safety and Environment). Our safety ambition is to make sure that everyone — our own employees and our subcontractors, suppliers and partners — comes home safely every single day. Every accident is one too many.

Together with our employees, we have made numerous efforts in recent years to try to reduce the potential nuisance and negative impact of our activities on the environment and ecosystems insofar as is possible. For example, we are committed to the optimal use and management of natural resources, materials, financial resources and construction talent. Respect for the environment is of the utmost important to us, and we want to analyse, assess, and manage the environmental risks connected to our activities. Our end goal is to build in a climate-neutral manner, without any negative consequences for ecosystems.

WILLEMEN GROEP is maintaining a rapid growth pace in Belgium as well as internationally. Therefore, we are constantly seeking new talent to strengthen the group. A great deal of importance is attached to individual development, combined with a high degree of involvement and appreciation for employee performance. In a safe environment, of course. We like a no-nonsense corporate culture with a great sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.