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Antwerp Oosterweel tunnel to be constructed at a cost of 1 billion Euros

The third Scheldt tunnel is the most crucial element of the Oosterweel connection in Antwerp. Contracts for its building worth a billion Euros have been attributed to the ‘Tijdelijke Handelsvereniging Combinatie Oosterweeltunnel’ consortium composed of Belgian construction groups Besix, BAM Contractors, DEME and Jan De Nul. Works on the Oosterweel started in 2018 and are expected to end in 2030. Its total cost is estimated at 4.8 billion Euros.

The new 1.8 kilometre Scheldt crossing is essential to complete the Antwerp Ring Road and to relieve the Kennedy tunnel and the Liefkenshoek tunnel. The signing of the contracts for its building is one of the last steps in a preparation process that started 15 years ago. The environmental permit required to start the work on the Right Bank was submitted a few weeks ago.

Read more in De tijd [Oosterweel zet bouw voor 1 miljard euro aan het werk]
Tim Harrup
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