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Welcome to Infrastructure

To interconnect cities and ports, we work on impactful mobility projects by raising bridges and building tunnels. We design and realize a 1.000 km of cycle paths and our railways and metro’s enhance public transport in order to make the modal shift. We are designing the largest infrastructural projects in Belgium, such as the ring roads of Antwerp and Brussels, and we are active in the Ports of Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges and Brussels. An important part of our projects and design work is hidden below the surface. Our sewers collect and transport the polluted water of many people to be purified in our wastewater treatment plants which improve the water quality of our surface water.

Additionally, we are involved in projects where the water circle is closed by reusing purified water as a source of cooling water for industry or agriculture purposes. To make this all happen we offer besides the engineering and design services a wide range of supporting services as topographical surveying, site supervision, etc. Our goal is to create a sustainable environment where it’s pleasant to stay and circulate.

CONNECTING PEOPLE IN GHENT

Ghent Dampoort

For years, the traffic junction at Dampoort station in the north of Ghent has been one of the most dangerous points in the city. Our urban developers, civil engineering teams and traffic specialists are joining forces to provide an answer to some of these persistent mobility bottlenecks. The Flemish government wants to improve the quality of life and accessibility through an overall plan. This is to be done through interventions in infrastructure and adjustments to public spaces. With a well-thought-out design, we will connect people, making Ghent Dampoort an urban transferium: a place where all modes of transport -car, train, bus, tram and bicycle – come together in a user-friendly way. The project will create 10 kilometres of new tram lines: by extending tram line 4 and building the new tram line 7, we will create a direct connection from the south (Parkbos) to the north (Voormuide). Two tunnels, under Dampoort and Heuvelpoort, will bring car traffic underground, thereby creating opportunities for urban renewal above ground.

GREEN METAMORPHOSIS OF THE LARGEST SQUARE IN FLANDERS

Grote Markt, Sint-Niklaas

Four hectares of urban space not only became a square, but also a park and garden. The Grote Markt in Sint-Niklaas is now a space for cyclists and pedestrians, making use of the many flower gardens with seating areas, grass fields and pleasant residential areas. We developed the design, produced implementation documents and supported the project execution of this green market. The central open space remains the stage of the inner city. In between the countless events, there is a place here to meet, play football, barbecue or picnic. The water features enhance the experience of the park. Moreover, they serve for peak storage, cooling and water filtering, thus acting as a climate regulator for the inner city.

PARIS MEGA METRO

Line 17, Grand Paris Express

Grand Paris Express, spearheaded by the Société du Grand Paris, is a massive expansion of the Paris Metro, which will see 200 km of new lines and 68 new stations built. We are among others involved in the design of Line 17, with 5 new stations. This 20 km metro line will link the Le Bourget and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airports and run north from the area of Saint-Denis to Le Mesnil Amelot in less than 25 minutes. This will make the live of 565 000 inhabitants much more easier. We are carrying out the overall project management and detailed civil design.

TREATING PRECIOUS WATER

Wastewater treatment, Bree

The previous installation at Bree dated back to the 1970s. The aeration capacity was insufficient to handle the incoming wastewater. In addition to the much better standards now being met, there is another added benefit by building this new plant with state-of-the-art technology: It is more energy-efficient. Electricity consumption is reduced due to frequency-controlled operation. The Bree wastewater treatment plant treats the wastewater of 29,000 inhabitants. This requires wastewater treatment capacity of two Olympic swimming pools per day. Wastewater treatment plants are essential as they form the foundation for our circular water use.

ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Steenbrugge bridge, Bruges

The Bruges Passage project commissioned by De Vlaamse Waterweg aims to improve the inland navigation access for the Zeebrugge seaport. Due to the raising of the Steenbrugge bridge, the clearance height is 7.30 metres, suitable for 3-layer container cargo ships. This also reduces the need to open the bridge, which results in fewer traffic jams and idling cars. This has a positive impact on CO₂ emissions from cars. New 4-metre-wide cycle paths will be constructed along the entire route and more space will be created for greenery and water, which will create more rest and relaxation areas that will enhance the quality of life.

MAKING COMMUTER LIFE EASIER

Metro Noord, Brussels

Metro 3 is a new backbone for the Brussels transport network. With its north-south orientation, this new high-capacity axis complements the existing metro network, which is mainly oriented east-west. Metro 3 will consist of 18 stations and will stretch across 10 km. Evere is connected through the city centre to Vorst in 20 minutes. The Brussels North railway station can be reached in 10 minutes from the Bordet or Albert station. As Sweco, we are part of the temporary partnership Bureau Metro Noord, which is responsible for the entire design process, permit applications, as well as supervision of the execution of the northern part of this metro line.

PREPARING ZONHOVEN FOR SUNNY SUMMERS

Village centre, Zonhoven

In Zonhoven, the entire village centre is being redesigned, with additional focus on social experience, softening and space for water. In total, approximately 2,000 m² will be softened. Additional trees will be planted in these softened areas, including local vegetation, which should boost biodiversity. More space for water will also be created by opening up the Roosterbeek. This will provide an additional buffer capacity of 2,800 m³. Heat stress maps are also being prepared for this project to measure the impact of the project on heat stress, which should give a picture on the state before and after. For Zonhoven, we also prepared a rainwater and drought plan for the entire territory.

THE BIG LINK IS TAKING SHAPE

Oosterweel link, Antwerp

Oosterweel is about so much more than closing the Ring. With Oosterweel, we are creating the breathing space we all crave, both on and off the road. We are building a new city, a greener and healthier city. We have been closely involved in the design and realisation of the Oosterweel link for more than 10 years. Back in 2012, we won the study assignment for the design of the Oosterweel link on the Right Bank. Since then, the project has been in constant motion. Today, we are working with about 50 Belgian colleagues on the side of the client Lantis, where we assist our client on a daily basis in the project management of the various subprojects, ranging from general project control (scope, time, money) through contract management to quality control and the preparation of the environmental permits.

Contact our recruiters

Are you curious about working at Sweco? Or are you full of questions that haven’t yet been answered? Please contact one of our recruiters. They’ll be happy to help you further and proactively discuss with you.

Marlies Opsommere

Talent Partner Recruitment

Evelien Neerinckx

Talent Partner Recruitment