Oosterweel - Antwerp


Over the coming decade, we will help build the largest project ever in terms of public works in Flanders: the Oosterweel Link in Antwerp. We will contribute as part of the ROCO temporary partnership, which will take care of the construction of the canal tunnels and the new R1 North and R1 East motorways on Rechteroever.

Over the next ten years, Antwerp's road infrastructure will undergo a complete transformation: several new tunnels will be built to complete the Antwerp ring road. The Merksem viaduct will be demolished to make way for a fully sunken and partially covered ring road. The Rechteroever subproject, including the Oosterweel junction, forms the link between the Scheldt Tunnel and the R1, both to the north and the east. To complete the works in the shortest possible time, we will be constructing a new temporary R1 to the east of the existing R1 motorway. The people of Antwerp can start looking forward to a revamped city, in which safe road infrastructure forms the basis of green breathing space.

Willemen Infra is a leading, Belgian road construction company with a regional presence in both Flanders and Wallonia. An important asset is that we have all aspects of the construction process under our own management and thus fully control the execution. Moreover, our team of 1,000 well-trained and experienced employees are willing to work at night and over the weekend to make sure they get everything done in time. In addition, thanks to our own COPRO-certified production and recycling sites, we are one of the leading producers for asphalt and road concrete.

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.


Project Details

Temporary partnership 
BESIX, BAM Contractors, Cordeel, DEME, Denys, Jan De Nul, Van Laere
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