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    Reference: 20080034
    Release date: 2 February 2009

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    Rijkswaterstaat Utrecht, part of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management



    This TEN-T project, to be constructed in two phases, concerns a general increase in capacity of a 30km section of the A12 highway between the city of Utrecht and the town of Veenendaal. The project is to be procured as a PPP for the design, construction, finance and maintenance of the road section.


    This stretch of the A12 highway between the Randstad conurbation and Germany is increasingly congested, especially during peak hours. The proposed improvement of the A12 highway is part of a wider strategy of the Dutch government to improve the connection to cater for the current and future traffic numbers.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 155 million.

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    Approximately EUR 375 million.

    Environmental aspects

    The project falls under the requirements of Annex I of the EIA Directive 97/11/CE (amended by Directive 2003/35/EC), and is subject of a full Environmental Impact Assessment, including public consultation. Detailed analysis of the EIA process and the project impact and mitigation measures will be performed during appraisal, including assessment of impact on Natura 2000 sites and compliance to Habitats and Birds Directives.


    The project is being procured as a Public Private Partnership. The PPP contract will be awarded under the competitive dialogue procedure applicable to public works contracts under the EU Directive 2004/18/EC. Publication in the EU Journal has taken place in January 2009.


    Signed - 17/09/2010


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    The Netherlands Transport