Heijmans acquires reconstruction contract The Drachtsterweg in Leeuwarden

The Province of Fryslân has granted Heijmans final contract award for the realization of the 'Below-grade Drachtsterweg including Aqueduct' in Leeuwarden, the eastern access road from the N31 provincial road. The contract value amounts to over € 30 million. This is a Design & Construct contract in which an excellent design and a well-thought out implementation method resulted in the award of the contract to Heijmans. The project largely comprises the below-grade construction of the Drachtsterweg road from the south side of the Drachtsterplein plaza to the Wiarda boat route, the construction of an aqueduct across the Van Harinxmakanaal canal and the construction of the Zuiderburen district fly-over crossings. In addition to the design and construction of the road with viaducts and the aqueduct, Heijmans is also looking after the demolition of the bridge, the construction of the boat route, the bicycle paths and the bicycle bridge, all lighting and installations, landscaping and surrounding infrastructure in this area. The project provides due consideration to optimally integrating the structures into their surroundings and maintaining the traffic capacity and flows of the existing road during construction. Various Heijmans Roads and Heijmans Civil Engineering business units are involved in this integral contract. Work planning will commence immediately and construction will take place in 2014 and 2015. The below-grade Drachtsterweg including the aqueduct is part of the Free-Lane Programme designed to improve Leeuwarden's accessibility by constructing various approach roads and by implementing drastic reconstructions of the current infrastructure. The municipality of Leeuwarden is the future road manager and owner of the Drachtsterweg, while the Province of Friesland will become the owner and manager of the aqueduct. The new Drachtsterweg will make an important contribution to providing access to the city of Leeuwarden for road traffic to the N31 provincial road, as well as for shipping traffic. About Heijmans Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to real estate development, residential building, non-residential building, technical services and infrastructure. Heijmans is operates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Our focus on an integrated approach and high quality execution creates added value for our customers. Heijmans works on integrated projects for large customers, such as companies and government bodies and homes for investors and consumers. With over 8,000 employees and € 2.4 billion in turnover in 2011, we are building the spatial skylines of tomorrow. For more information, visit http://www.heijmans.nl. For more information / not for publication: Media: Lonneke Wijnhoven Director Communications +31 (0)73 543 52 17 lwijnhoven@heijmans.nl Analysts: Frank Heerens Manager Investor Relations +31 ((0)73 543 52 17 fheerens@heijmans.nl This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Heijmans NV via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1673061]