Eiffage and JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung win the public-private partnership for
the Biebelried-Fürth/Erlangen section of the A3 motorway in Germany
Eiffage, through its subsidiary Eiffage Concessions, in consortium with JOHANN
BUNTE Bauunternehmung (50/50), were awarded on 17 February 2020 by
Autobahndirektion Nordbayern, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport
and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the contract for the 30 years public-private
partnership Biebelried-Fürth/Erlangen project, an approximatively 76 km long
section of the A3 motorway in Germany.
The dedicated company A3 Nordbayern GmbH & Co. KG, especially created for the
project will be in charge of the design, the widening from 4 lanes to 6 lanes,
the operation and maintenance as well as the partial financing of these
Works will be carried out by a construction joint venture including Eiffage
Infra-Bau and JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung. Construction is scheduled to start
May 2020 with completion of the motorway expected in November 2025. Specific
phasing of the works is planned in order to reduce disturbance to the traffic
during the works. The total construction volume is around EUR1.5 billion.
Operation and maintenance will be provided by a joint venture of the same
companies. Engaged on the quality level, the project company remuneration is
based on availability payment depending on road access at any time for users.
Concerning the environmental aspects, the project will include protection of
endangered species and improvement of the existing noise protection system.
The A3 project is the largest motorway infrastructure PPP project concluded in
Germany to date.
Eiffage is one of Europe's leading construction and concessions companies. The
Group's activities are organised around the following business lines:
construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering, metal,
roads, energy and concessions. Thanks to the experience of more than 70,400
employees, Eiffage generated revenues of EUR16.6 billion in 2018, of which
almost 26% was outside France.