Schiphol and Dutch construction companies enter into strategic collaboration


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has concluded long-term contracts with BAM, Heijmans and VolkerWessels. The construction firms will be able to carry out assignments at Schiphol with a total estimated value of 2.5 to 3.5 billion euros over a period of no more than nine years. The assignments will centre on maintaining and investing in existing infrastructure at the airport.

Since August 2018, BAM, Heijmans and VolkerWessels have been preferred candidates for various components of the tender following a European tendering procedure:

Runways lot

Heijmans Infra BV

Aircraft stands lot

Consortium comprising KWS Infra BV and VolkerRail Nederland BV (both VolkerWessels companies)

Landside infrastructure lot

BAM Infra BV

Underground infrastructure lot

BAM Infra BV

Terminal 1 & 2 lot

Heijmans Utiliteit BV

Terminal 3 & Schiphol Plaza lot

BAM Bouw en Techniek BV

In recent months, the companies have drawn up their plans and fine-tuned them with Schiphol. This brought the concretisation phase of the tender to an end, following which all the parties signed the agreements. The implementation of the contracts will begin in April 2019.

Europes preferred airport
The construction companies have committed to achieving various objectives in the areas of sustainability, optimal return on assets, excellent organisation, innovation and digitalisation. As a result, they are helping Schiphol to attain the position of Europe’s preferred airport.

The construction companies will reduce their emissions during the works compared with current levels, for example through the use of electric equipment, the local reuse of materials which are released and the reduced consumption of energy in the terminals.

Optimal return on assets
Smarter maintenance and life-cycle costing will provide the airport processes with optimal support, minimising delays while keeping costs competitive.

Excellent organisation
The long-term agreements make it possible for both parties to invest in the collaboration.

Innovation and digitalisation
The use of digital resources will make information available in real time and allow Schiphol to carry out the maintenance precisely when required. The knowledge networks of Schiphol and the construction companies will also be deployed on a joint basis to promote innovation, making it possible to provide the airlines and passengers with even better service.