In the Rotterdam port area, the Havenspoorlijn (port railway line), the first part of the Betuweroute, will be constructed. The new route, the Theemswegtracé, will be completed in 2021 and will solve the problems at the Calandbrug near Rozenburg.
The Theemswegtracé is approximately 4 km long. The railway passes two arched bridges (at the Thomassentunnel and the Rozenburgsesluis) and reconnects to the existing railway at the A15 motorway. Construction of the Theemswegtracé involves modifications to roads, railways, cables and pipelines. The substructure for the Theemswegtracé (the railway viaduct and modifications to the road network) will be built by the SaVe consortium of contractors. Construction started in September 2018
Infranea plays an important role in determining BIM strategy and processes in order to achieve effective cooperation between all stakeholders and improve the application of the BIM system. Among other things, the elaboration of a highly detailed BIM model in 4D for simulations of the implementation planning plays a crucial role for the integral project meetings, but also as an instruction for realisation and input for safety sessions.
In this challenging environment, both the Rotterdam Port Authority and the consortium of contractors SaVe could see the use of the BIM system as an essential instrument for the controlled implementation and logistics of the project.
Start date: 2016
End date: 2021
Rotterdam Port Authority in collaboration with Prorail and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Jaap de Boer