Heijmans and Schiphol renewed the current contracts for maintenance at and nearby the airport for 3 years. Heijmans will continue to be responsible for any work within the following 'parcels' until 1 April 2019: flight handling, accessibility and the transport of electricity. The new maintenance contracts go into effect on 1 April 2016 and are collectively valued at approximately € 150 mln.
In addition to working on elements such as Schiphol's taxiways, runways, public areas, lighting and the power grid, Heijmans will also increasingly participate in the management aspects. As Asset Manager, Heijmans will be given increased responsibility for maintenance planning and optimization and will not only operate as an implementing contractor, but will also contribute solutions to the design and the maintenance strategy. This means Schiphol will be able to concentrate on control and strategy, while Heijmans assumes responsibility for the day-to-day concerns. The new contract stipulates that, in addition to regular and preventive maintenance, Heijmans will also carry out new projects.
Heijmans and Schiphol signed the current maintenance contracts in 2011 for a period of 5 years (with a 3-year renewal option). These contracts expire on 1 April 2016. Heijmans has since completed a wide variety of projects. At the end of last year a new taxiway was constructed to the south-east of the Kaagbaan runway, and Heijmans is currently working on a completely new public transportation hub near the airport designed to provide even better connections with the surrounding environment.