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Port of Rotterdam Authority Invests in Port Railway Expansion Project

Port of Rotterdam Authority Invests in Port Railway Expansion Project
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It was recently announced that the SaVe consortium has been awarded a contract by The Port of Rotterdam Authority to build the substructure for the Theemsweg route.

This new re-routing project will increase traffic by freight train as it will no longer be disrupted by shipping traffic.

The contract includes the construction of a 4km long elevated railway viaduct that will consist of two steel arch bridges. The project is due to begin this year with a projected completion date of 2020.

The total cost for the construction project along the entire Theemsweg route is approximately € 300 million (excluding VAT). € 62 million will be provided by the European Union as a subsidy. The remainder will be funded by the Port Authority and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

ProRail is working in conjunction with the Port of Rotterdam Authority on designing and realizing the project.

The project was devised as the Port Authority had foreseen a potential bottleneck in capacity for traffic by rail due to the projected increase in rail and ocean transportation to and from Brittanniëhaven, this new route will negate any possible bottleneck issues.

Traffic flow will be significantly improved due to the re-routing of the Port railway line across the Rozenburgsesluis and via Theemsweg resulting in increased traffic to and from Europoort and Maasvlakte.

To remain competitive it is essential the Port of Rotterdam has good connections with the hinterland. Improvements and utilization of the existing Betuwe Route it both economical and environmentally friendly with rail freight opposed to road transport.

Throughout the planning of the Theemsweg project, the Port Authority studied the possible effects on the environment and carried out an extensive Environmental Impact Assessment which included meetings with local residents to discuss their reservations.

The SaVe consortium comprises of the following construction companies Besix, Mobilis, Dura Vermeer, Hollandia and Iemants.

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