Project Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Theemswegtracé - foundations

Ambitious infrastructures accommodating the growth of rail transport to the port of Rotterdam

Construction of a four-kilometre elevated railway viaduct, including two metal arch bridges. The Theemsweg rail link will considerably improve the accessibility and connection of the port of Rotterdam to the European hinterland.

New railway line

The new railway line will run for around 4 km along an elevated rail viaduct and over two arch bridges and connect back to the existing railway line at the A15.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded the building contract for the substructure to the SaVe consortium, consisting of BESIX, Mobilis, Dura Vermeer, Hollandia and Iemants. The project is financed by the European Union, the Port Authority and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Building work began in September 2018.

Technical details

Soil displacement screw pile with lost tip

  • 723 piles Ø 560/670mm
  • 765 piles Ø 711/850 mm
  • 30 piles Ø 711/850 mm

Screwed tube pile with grout injection

  • 122 piles Ø 610-711/850 mm
  • 16 piles Ø 762/950 mm
  • 70 piles Ø 457/560 mm

Project details

Project name

Theemswegtracé - foundations


Tunnels, Road works


Soil displacement screw pile with lost tip, Screwed tube pile with grout injection

Contract type

Design & Build


Rotterdam, The Netherlands


BESIX Nederland, Franki Grondtechnieken

External partner(s)

Dura Vermeer, Mobilis TBI en de staalbedrijven Hollandia en Iemants


Het Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V.

Building Period

2019 - 2020


Maarten Struis


4 km

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