Reconstruction bridges over the Albertkanaal

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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. A consortium around our group has been awarded the contract for both PPP files. De Vlaamse Waterweg particularly appreciated our efforts to carry out the work with minimum disruption to all stakeholders and our creative financing solution. For 30 years, we have been responsible for the maintenance of the bridges with an average cost of €1.25 million per year.

It's about the bridges in Eigenbilzen, Zutendaal, Stokrooie, Zwartenhoek, Eindhout, Geel-Stelen, Herentals-Lier (all cluster 1), Beringen, Paal-Tervant, Meerhout-Vorst, Lummen, Oelegem II (Ranst), Herentals-Herenthoutsesteenweg, Kuringen and the Hoogmolenbrug in Schoten (all cluster 2). 


Willemen Infra came into being on 1 July 2018 as a result of the merger between Aswebo, Aannemingen Van Wellen and the infrastructure department of Kumpen and is a leading road builder and asphalt and concrete manufacturer.

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



Project Details

De Vlaamse Waterweg
Temporary partnership 
Via T Albert (Franki Construct, Willemen Infra, Hye, Aelterman)
Engineering Office 
Arcadis, Sweco, Greisch
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