ARCADIS N.V. : Croon Elektrotechniek and ARCADIS working together on bridges and locks design and maintenance upgrades in

 ARCADIS N.V. : Croon Elektrotechniek and ARCADIS working together on bridges
         and locks design and maintenance upgrades in Ijsselmeer area

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and
consultancy firm, announced today that together with electrical engineering
firm Croon Elektrotechniek it has won a five-year contract from
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) for the upgrading design and maintenance of bridges and
locks in the Ijsselmeer area. The contract relates to installations in the
vicinity of the Afsluitdijk, Enkhuizen, Lelystad and the Randmeren. The
initial contract value amounts to Euro 33 million and includes a possible
extension of another Euro 10 million of additional works (40 percent revenue
for ARCADIS; 60 percent for Croon).

Multidisciplinary contract
The contract is a multi-disciplinary performance agreement. The maintenance
will be carried out in a risk-managed and risk-controlled way which is a new
and innovative approach being developed in cooperation with RWS. The main part
of the contract concerns the maintenance and modernization of the locks of RWS
the surroundings of the Ijsselmeer area, in particular the maintenance of
electro-technical and mechanical installations and repairs resulting from
damages from normal use. The contract also includes renovation works on the
locks of the Afsluitdijk, including upgrading of the control and operational
devices, revision of swing bridges, locks and sluices and the renewal of
installations that guide boat traffic through these systems.

Shared vision
Strengthening the cooperation between ARCADIS and Croon is the vision they
share about how to best perform design and maintenance in these specific
fields. According to directors Rob Mooren from ARCADIS and Kees Smit from
Croon, the companies' have complementary capabilities required to support RWS
with this important assignment. ARCADIS is the leading expert in the field of
asset and water management, while Croon is expert on electro-technical
solutions for tunnels, bridges and locks. "By combining our broad knowledge
and expertise we are able to deliver high quality services. We are proud that
we have been successful in winning this contract".

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or


ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in
infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility,
sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and
natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and
operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5
billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by
strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge
andexpertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around
the world. Please visit:

About Croon Elektrotechniek
Croon is a reliable and solid technical service provider that offers
surprisingly efficient solutions to ambitious clients in the business and
non-profit sector. We carry out simple as well as bold and leading projects.
Our services contribute to durable, well-functioning and cost-effective
organizations, buildings, ships, infrastructure and industrial facilities.
From design to management and maintenance.

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