• Press Release
  • January 3, 2018

Arcadis has been commissioned by Beliris to supervise the expansion of the Brussels metro

Amsterdam, 3 January 2018 - Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today announced that it has been commissioned by delegated client Beliris for the cost control, risk management and planning for the metro line 3 Albert/Bordet project in Brussels, during the study and execution phase of the extension work. The total amount of the contract is approximately €6 million.

A new metro line is being created in Brussels: the metro line 3 Albert/Bordet. This major project, which will improve mobility in Brussels, includes the conversion of the existing tram line into a premetro with a 5 km extension operated as an automatic metro, the construction of 7 new stations and 1 depot for the maintenance and stabling of trains.

With this expansion, the frequency and capacity of the metro will be increased. The Brussels metro network can thus meet the expected demographic growth. Offices, shops, cultural institutions and schools will be reached better and faster. The new route will run from the Brussels North station to the new maintenance workshop in Haren. The new stations on this line are Liedts, Colignon, Verboekhoven, Riga, Linde, Vrede and Bordet.

The new metro tunnel will have an average depth of 25 to 30 meters and the stations will be 3 floors deep, among other things to limit the impact of vibration on the environment. The monotube tunnel with a diameter of 9.8 m will be drilled with a tunnel boring machine.

Technical department head Jens De Smet at Beliris explains that "due to the complexity of the project we have chosen to appoint a consultancy for the cost control, quantity survey, risk management and planning, a function that is mandatory in France, but not yet very common in Belgium. Arcadis has proven to be a reliable partner for this type of infrastructure work both in Belgium and abroad. In Paris, Arcadis was also appointed as 'assistant au maître d'ouvrage' (assistant to the project supervisor) for the expansion of the metro network, 'Le Grand Paris Express.' "Arcadis demonstrates leadership and expertise in this field and we have every confidence in this long-term partnership."

"All major cities are facing growing challenges related to traffic congestion and air pollution, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to this project to improve the mobility and quality of life for Brussels residents and commuters." says Kristof Peperstraete, CEO of Arcadis Belgium.


For further information please contact:

Arcadis Investor Relations
Jurgen Pullens
Telephone: +31 20 2011083
Mobile: +31 6 51599483
E-mail: jurgen.pullens@arcadis.com

Arcadis Group Communications
Joost Slooten
Mobile: +31 6 27061880
E-mail: joost.slooten@arcadis.com

About Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life. www.arcadis.com

About Beliris
Beliris is a federal team at the service of Brussels residents and visitors to the capital. Every day, Beliris completes construction, renovation and restoration projects in various domains such as mobility, social housing, green spaces, revitalization of neighborhoods, culture, heritage and sport. The goal: to improve the image of Brussels as the capital of Belgium and Europe. www.beliris.be