Noord/Zuid metro line Amsterdam gives contractor combination VIA NZL assignment for finalization

(PresseBox) ( Amsterdam, the Netherlands, )
Today it became clear that VIA NZL, a combination of contractor Visser & Smit Bouw and technical services provider Imtech Building Services, was given the assignment to finalize the construction of the Noord/Zuid (North/South) metro line by the Department Noord/Zuidlijn of the City of Amsterdam. This assignment, with an approximate size of 270 million euro, marks an important step on the way to final commissioning of the Noord/Zuidlijn metro line connection.

Partners

Imtech Building Services (a subsidiary of Imtech N.V.) and Visser & Smit Bouw (a subsidiary of VolkerWessels) will work on the project with Imtech Infra and VolkerWessels-subsidiaries VolkerRail Nederland and BKB Infra vof. Arcadis Nederland will play an important role in the area of engineering and systems integration.

Noord/Zuid metro line

The new Noord/Zuid metro line in Amsterdam is a new metro line with a length of 9.7 kilometers and eight stations. The metro line starts above ground in Amsterdam-Noord (North) and then runs 7.1 kilometers at a subterranean level under the center to the existing above ground train and metro station Zuid (South).

Finalization of the Noord/Zuid metro line: last stage before final commissioning

The finalization of Noord/Zuid metro line, focusing on transportation technology and construction detailing, is the last large contract to be tendered in the project. The contract will encompass the realization of the rail and track systems and related technical infrastructure along the line, as well as finalization of all metro stations. This includes installations such as escalators and elevators, lighting, and several other technical solutions.

Start of the work

Work is planned to start in spring 2012. In the preceding period, the design, works preparation and procurement will be executed by VIA NZL. At the end of 2015 the final construction is to be completed and - after a period of testing and test driving - the Noord/Zuid metro line is expected to be commissioned in 2017.
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