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									Newsletter of Royal BAM Group nv, volume 9, number 4, Winter 2012

    Sea of sand

                                                                                                                                   of the fourteen
                                                                                                                                                  -kilometer freigh
                                                                                                                                                                   t railway   by a locomotive
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of BAM Rail.

The BAVO-MV2 consortium,         Quay walls, railway lines, roads           The sea walls, constructed by                  including the glass fibre cables               follow the ring-shaped sea wall
which includes BAM Wegen, has    and cycle paths have been built in         BAM Civiel among others,                       laid by BAM Infratechniek,                    around the new harbour area.
completed the construction of    the newly reclaimed, two-thousand          stretch out like giant rulers in
new infrastructure elements on   hectare harbour area, on behalf of         the immense sandy expanse.
Maasvlakte 2 near Rotterdam.     the PUMA dredging consortium.              The infrastructural elements,
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  Worldwide BAM Safety Day                                                                                                    currently possesses would be               interested, get in touch with
                                                                                                                              very useful to us’, says Leo               Marike Rupert or Marije Blom,
  The positive side of safety                                                                                                 Vroegindeweij, director of
  was the main theme of the                                                                                                   Personnel & general
  special safety newspaper                                                                                                    affairs at BAM
  that was distributed at                                                                                                     International. ‘We need
  building sites and in offices                                                                                                project and plant
  on Worldwide BAM Safety                                                                                                     managers, commercial
  Day on 23 October. For                                                                                                      managers, project
  the third year in a row,                                                                                                    engineers, tender
  the day focused on the                                                                                                      managers and project
  need to improve BAM’s                                                                                                       planners with
  safety performance.                                                                                                         experience in the heavy
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marike Rupert (left)
  The paper also featured                                                                                                     civil sector and marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Marije Blom.
  the special website                                                                                                         sector. The work is                                                                                                           challenging: six days a
  You can upload images                                                                                                       week, ten hours a day is                   telephone
  of safe practice to this                                                                                                    no exception. But you get                  +31 182 590 530, or e-mail
  website.                        From left: Abdul Ali, George Brown, Simon Wyre and Steve Edwards of BAM                     a lot in return. It is a fantastic         m.rupert@baminternational.
                                  Construct UK reading the safety paper at Regent Quarter, King’s Cross in London.            experience that will benefit                com.
 Group News                          The Netherlands

CFO Jan Ruis looks                   Better Place                                                                 ‘A gem of a castle’
back – and ahead

                      Jan Ruis has
                      spent more
                       than forty
                        after the
                         of BAM.
Once he has helped his
successor, Thessa Menssen,
settle into the role of chief
financial officer, he will be
leaving BAM. Ruis: ‘In forty
years, the overall economic                                                                                       From left: site agent Edwin van den Velden,
situation has never been as                                                       Maxime Verhagen, the            Wout van Elst and Robert Snoeck.
gloomy as it is now. There is                                                     former Dutch minister of
little to cheer about in the                                                      Economic Affairs, Agriculture
market, but that does not mean                                                     & Innovation, has opened the   For the carpenters of BAM                 brickwork, repairing the roof
we have to be pessimistic about                                                    first Better Place battery      Schakel & Schrale, the                    and the beams, and improving
the future of BAM. Even now,                                                       switch station in the          restoration of Loenersloot                the zinc and lead. The
there are good opportunities         Netherlands, at Schiphol Airport. Here users of Renault Fluence electric     Castle between Amsterdam                  insertion of a pile foundation
for a quality company like ours      cars can have their batteries replaced fully automatically in just a few     and Utrecht is a job to truly             will prevent any further
– maybe not as gilt-edged as         minutes. The station at Schiphol, which was built by BAM Milieu and          relish.                                   subsidence of the tower, and
before, but still very valuable.     BAM Techniek, is currently only available for electric taxis.                One of the main aims of the               the well, which is just thirty
The only thing is that we have                                                          project, which has a value of             centimetres away from the
to work very hard to seize them.’                                                                                 more than €1.5 million, is to             tower, has been filled in. The
                                                                                                                  stabilise the tower, built in             castle kitchen will be restored
 PPP                                 Brand new IJtunnel, Amsterdam                                                around 1250. The restoration              as well.
                                                                                                                  of the castle also involves     
                                     For two summers in a row, BAM Infratechniek Mobiliteit, BAM                  tackling the damaged
Dutch N33 road-                      Civiel and BAM Betontechnieken have teamed up renovating
widening project                     the IJtunnel in Amsterdam, which links the city centre to the
                                     North district. In 2011, the priority lay on fitting fire-resistant
Rijkswaterstaat (Public Works        coating and new LED lighting in both tunnels. This year, BAM                 Digging deep, aiming high
Department) and the BAM/             Infratechniek Mobiliteit concentrated on replacing the traffic
PGGM consortium ‘Poort van           management systems and fitting detection loops in the road
Noord’, consisting of BAM            surface and emergency exit signs on the walls. The ventilation
PPP, BAM Civiel, BAM Wegen           system has also been changed. BAM Civiel fitted new landings
and BAM Infratechniek                for six extra escape doors. Seventy additional drains will enable
Mobiliteit, have reached             any liquids that have escaped to run off more quickly. Another
agreement on the DBFM                20,000 m² of fire-resistant coating was also fitted this year.
contract to widen the N33
road between Assen and
Zuidbroek (North Netherlands).
The value of the construction
contract and twenty-year
maintenance (Capex) is
€120 million; approximately                                                                                       BAM Civiel is building the foundations for sixteen wind turbines
half of the required project                                                                                      in the province of Zeeland, in the south-western Netherlands.
budget will be provided by           New lighting, ventilation and                                                They will be located on either side of a lock complex on the
the provinces of Groningen           variable-message signs.                                                      Scheldt-Rhine Canal. BAM Wegen and BAM Infratechniek
and Drenthe and five                                                                                               Mobiliteit are also involved in this project.
municipalities.                                                                                                   Some of the wind turbines will be in the water, for which sixty
The project is unique in that                                                                                     by forty-metre sheet pile caissons have been created. The work
it will involve pension fund                                                                                      here had to be completed before the start of the storm season,
ABP who will finance seventy                                                                                       on 1 October.
per cent of the loan capital                                                                                      For each of the concrete foundations of the eighty-metre high
of the project. Work will                                                                                         turbines, BAM Speciale Technieken is putting 28 vibropiles
commence in February 2013                                                                                         27 metres in length into place. The design and construction
and be completed in the                                                                                           project will be completed in January.
spring of 2015.                                                                                         
 United Kingdom

 City Football Academy                                                         Co-operative Group’s new Manchester home

                                                                               BAM Construct UK has built a distinctive new, fifteen-storey
                                                                               head office for The Co-Operative in Manchester, where the
                                                                               company set up business almost 150 years ago.
                                                                               The office forms an impressive sight on the city’s horizons,
                                                                               and is designed to the very highest standards, with the
                                                                               latest design innovation and environmental features.
                                                                               It brings together all of the three thousand head office                   Significant work by BAM
                                                                               based employees into one high quality, open plan building.
                                                                               The new building represents a landmark and a real statement
  BAM Construction has started work on the construction of the City            about The Co-Operative’s philosophy, its commitment to                  BAM Nuttall and BAM Construct
  Football Academy in Manchester. The ultra-modern academy building            the city, as well as its confidence in the future.                       UK hosted an event, attended
  will form a centre for up to four hundred young players as well as housing                                                                           by over 150 guests to discuss
  the first team training base on an eighty acres site adjacent to the Etihad                                                                           the regeneration of Stratford in
  Stadium. The project will also include football pitches, a seven thousand                                                                            East London and King’s Cross. The
  capacity stadium for youth matches and a bridge linking the site to the                                                                              event was held at Fishmongers’
  Etihad Stadium and the rest of the Etihad Campus. This project is a                                                                                  Hall, which is the home of the
  milestone for the internationally famous Manchester City football                                                                                    Fishmongers’ Company, one
  club and is due to be completed for the 2014-2015 season.                                                                                            of the twelve livery companies
                                                                                                                                                       of London. Two guest speakers,
                                                                                                                                                       Sir John Armitt and David
                                                                                                                                                       Partridge spoke about the
 Well done team!                                                                                                                                       significant regeneration projects
                                                                                                                                                       that have been undertaken citing
                                                                                                                                                       collaboration between clients
                                                                                                                                                       and contractors as one of the
                                                                                                                                                       main reasons for success.


                                                                               Mega-tunnel                                                             First Stationary Fuel
                                                                                                                                                       Cell Power Plant

                                                                                                                                                       Along the river Spree in Berlin
                                                                                                                                                       tower cranes mark the location
The BAM Nuttall project                  Station and Kent over busy                                                                                    of the new Federal Ministry of
team from the Brighton                   passenger and freight lines.                                                                                  Education and Research. For the
Goods Bridge number 6                    The project had to overcome                                                                                   project BAM Deutschland has
won a prestigious British                challenges caused by                                                                                          bought the first stationary fuel
Construction Industry Award at           unforeseen ground conditions                                                                                  cell power plant from Fuel Cell
a recent ceremony in London.             in a site constrained by live                                                                                 Energy Solutions for installation
Bridge 6, as the project is more         railway lines and in close                                                                                    at this new government complex
affectionately known, is a               proximity to Battersea Dogs’                                                                                  in Berlin. The power plant is
complex five-span concrete                Home. The competition was                                                                                     expected to be operational in
structure carrying the main              fierce in this category.                                                          Work under construction      2014. ‘The Ministry required a
railway line between Victoria                                                                                                  in the service shaft.   state-of-the-art office complex
                                                                                                                                                       that incorporates the latest
                                                                                                                                                       advances in energy efficiency
  Work is progressing well on the redevelopment of Derby City Council          Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau     underground sewage tunnels,            and sustainability. A fuel cell
  offices. BAM Construction is remodelling the existing structure which         will use eight boring machines   which will transport waste             power plant is an important part
  dates back to the 1930s and constructing a new build infill in the            when it starts building a        water to new water                     of our overall solution to meeting
  courtyard area. The £22 million development is expected to be                47-kilometre long waste          purification plants, is being           these demanding requirements’,
  complete this autumn and will provide offices and meeting rooms               water tunnel near Dortmund       executed on behalf of the              said Markus Koch, director of
  for 1,300 employees, the Mayoral offices and the debating chamber             in 2013. Some 117 initial        Emschergenossenschaft. The             BAM Deutschland.
  for conducting formal meetings of the Council.                               and receiving shafts will        pipeline system means that,
                                                                               be needed for the boring         from 2017, the river Emscher
                                                                               process. W&F Ingenieurbau        will no longer function as an
                                                                               secured the contract for         open sewer in an area where
                                                                               putting in place three           2.5 million people live.
                                                                               joined-up sections of            The contract value is
                                                                               a sewage pipeline.               €426 million.
                                                                               The construction of    
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                                                                                     Ghent urban                                                                    Appointments
                                                                                                                                                                    BAM Nuttall and
                                                                                                                                                                    BAM Construct UK

                                                                                                                                                                    The Executive Board of Royal
                                                                                                                                                                    BAM Group has appointed
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr R.A.E. James as a director
                                                                                                                                                                    of BAM Nuttall, with effect
                                                                                                                                                                    from 1 October 2012. Robert
                                                                                                                                                                    James was commercial director
 IT Tallaght CASH Building                                                                                                                                          at BAM
                                                                                     As part of a joint venture, Interbuild is building a 22-storey tower and a     Nuttall.
                                                                                     L-shaped low-rise wing next to Gent-Sint Pieters station. The tower, which     The
 BAM Contractors has recently             and post-doctoral areas, social            will be accessible from a raised square, will mainly house offices. The heart   management
 completed the new Centre                 spaces, a conference room and              of the tower was built using automatic climbing formwork. The two sides        of BAM
 for Applied Science for Health           associated ancillary spaces.               cantilever outwards. The low-rise building will have a public function and     Nuttall will
 Building (CASH) at the Institute of      The building is a three storey             contains an auditorium, training centre, classrooms and service counters.      consist of
 Technology, Tallaght, Dublin. The        structure, rectangular in plan with        The Vlaams Administratief Centrum will be the first part of this extensive      Steve Fox,
 works involved the construction          a central atrium that links into and       urban renewal project to be ready. The site is directly alongside and partly   chairman,
 of an extension to the existing          expands the existing atrium of the         above a busy public transport interchange: buses and trams will run under      David
 Synergy Incubation Centre building       Synergy Incubation Centre. The             the building. The project will be completed in late 2014.                      Belsham,
 for CASH. The Centre comprises           design provides the potential for                                                  Robert
 offices, laboratories, post graduate      future expansion.                                                                                                         James, Geoff Renshaw
                                                                                                                                                                    and Bob Treadgold. Bob
                                                                                   Something to sing about                                                          Treadgold will retire on
                                                                                                                                                                    31 December 2012 following
                                                                                   A special gala performance in                                                    35 years service with the
                                                                                   the presence of Crown Prince                                                     company.
                                                                                   Filip and Princess Mathilde
                                                                                   marked the reopening of the                                                      BAM
                                                                                   Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège.                                                Construct
                                                                                   A joint venture led by Galère has                                                UK has
                                                                                   recently completed an extensive                                                  appointed
                                                                                   renovation project that took               construction, which has been          Mr A. Pryke
                                                                                   three years.                               covered with copper-coloured          as the new
                                                                                   The renovation of the opera                aluminium rods. In addition,          managing
                                                                                   building, which dates from                 historic features like the            director of
    Coleraine to Derry Track Renewal                                               1820, was long overdue, not                panelling in the foyer and the        its design
                                                                                   just because of its condition,             ceiling paintings and gilded          business.
    BAM Rail in a joint venture with FP McCann recently completed the              but also because the technical             ornaments in the main theatre         Andrew
    construction of 22 kilometres of track renewal between Coleraine               installations were outdated.The            have been carefully restored.         Pryke will develop and
    and Derry in the very north of Ireland.                                        fly tower has been raised four              All the installations have been       implement future strategies
                                                                                   metres with the help of a steel            updated as well.                      for BAM Design, identifying
                                                                                                                                                                    new business opportunities,
   Worldwide                                                                                                                                                        and leading further progress
                                                                                                                                                                    on technological innovation.
                                     you the momentous achievement                 Full steam ahead                           on which the mooring and              He will also take over
                                     of one million LTI (lost time                 in Monrovia                                berthing facilities are fitted.        responsibility for developing
                                     injury) free man hours in the                                                            The whole project will be             expertise in BIM.
                                     project. This couldn’t have been              Things are moving smoothly in              completed in April 2013.
                                     achieved without the                          Liberia. In the freeport of the
                                     commitment and dedication of                  capital, Monrovia, BAM
                                     the whole project team. To date,              International has handed over                                                    Download BAM World for free
                                     pipe welding on the trestle has               two hundred metres of quay wall                                                  and swipe through the latest
                                     been completed and installation               to the client, APM Terminals. Two                                                issue with extra pictures.
  One million LTI free               of electrical installations as well           sections of a similar length await
  man hours                          as mechanical works are in full               completion. For this project,                                          
                                     swing. The next big project                   BAM Infraconsult designed                                                        bamworld/id516508053?mt-8
  The LNG jetty project in Papua     milestones coming up are the                  a construction consisting of a
  New Guinea is entering its final    pressure tests in December and                combi-wall that is connected by
  phase. Gerard Turk, deputy project January. We still have five months             tie rods to an anchor wall behind
  manager of BAM International:      until project completion and are              it. The combi-wall is covered by a
  ‘We are very proud to share with   confident we will finish in time.’              reinforced concrete coping beam

BAM World is compiled by Monica van Soldt, Royal BAM Group nv, Public Relations Department, P.O. Box 20, 3980 CA Bunnik, The Netherlands,
telephone +31 (0)30 659 86 22, e-mail        Photography Aeroview, De Beeldredaktie, Fotoburo Dijkstra, Martin Meijerink, Ferry
Langstraat, Jane van Raaphorst   Design Boulogne Jonkers, Zoetermeer      Printing De Swart bv, Den Haag

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