Fugro will provide consultancy and site characterisation services for the Zuidasdok project in Amsterdam to the ZuidPlus partners Fluor, Heijmans and Hochtief.
The Zuidasdok project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in The Netherlands and includes the widening and partial tunneling of the A10 South motorway and expansion of the Amsterdam South railway station.
The A10 South is one of the busiest highways in The Netherlands. The highway and junctions S108 and S109 are often congested during rush hour. The new proposed highway will be extended to eight lanes for through traffic and four lanes for local traffic. Improvements will also extend to the ‘De Nieuwe Meer’ and ‘Amstel’ junctions and include the construction of a new Amsterdam South railway station.
The Zuidasdok project is essential for accessibility to the Zuidas business district. Partial tunneling will create space for a new public area and the new Amsterdam South railway station, turning it into a high-quality public transport hub. Due to the interconnected nature of the urban road and rail network, the Zuidasdok is a joint project of the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Dutch Rail Infrastructure Manager (ProRail) and Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat).
As a strategic partner to the ZuidPlus partners, Fugro will provide monitoring expertise, geotechnical risk management consulting services, soil investigations and data acquisition throughout the re-baseline phase and ultimate realisation of the project. “Fugro and ZuidPlus will implement a state of the art monitoring approach to manage geotechnical risk. This approach has been well received by the Client,” adds Remon Pot, R&D Manager GeoConsultancy, Fugro.
“The consultancy and site characterisation services for this project are a true example of Fugro’s capabilities to act as strategic partner and help reduce geotechnical risks during the construction phase,” explained Peter Nelemans, Director Fugro Netherlands.
Planning and construction will commence in 2019 and the project is expected to be completed around 2028.