Bilfinger Tebodin in North West Europe

Pipelines & Infrastructure

Pipelines & Infrastructure

The Pipelines & Infrastructure specialists of Bilfinger Tebodin deliver high-end services for complex projects related to transportation, including on- and offshore pipelines, energy networks, traffic systems and the development of industrial sites.

Due to widespread and specific knowledge we are a flexible partner for clients in the public and private sector or serve as an intermediate in between the stakeholders. Our versatility, knowledge of regional circumstances and expertise in both technology and project based work enabled us to successfully complete a wide variety of (sustainable) projects in the last decade.

Thanks to the internal organization of Bilfinger Tebodin we are well equipped to perform multidisciplinary projects domestically or in foreign countries mainly in Europe. In the coming years we will continue our search for challenges and opportunities to offer integrated, sustainable solutions based on available know-how and the latest developments. 

Our employees offer intelligent integrated sustainable solutions considering local conditions for infrastructure both above and underground. 

The following five focus areas can be distinguished:

  • Pipelines Offshore
  • Pipelines Onshore
  • Integrated (sub)surface solutions
  • Infrastructure at industrial projects
  • Infrastructure at traffic and roads


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Project: Norgron Sappermeer
Location: Sappermeer, Norg, the Netherlands

NAM initiated the Norgron Development program to establish a connection between the NORG gas storage and the GRONingen gas field in the north of the Netherlands. The project consisted of a 30 km 48” gas pipeline between the existing locations Norg and OV-Sappemeer. In comparison, a 48” pipeline is more than 40” bigger than the average. Additionally a 4” gas condensate pipeline was co-laid over a distance of 8 km between the Norg facility and Vries-4.

Bilfinger Tebodin was awarded the contract for the full engineering works of the Norgron development program. The scope of work consisted of the basic and detailed engineering of both pipelines and 4 permanent scrapertraps together with providing technical input for all necessary permits and approval of all public and private parties involved. 

Due to changing boundary conditions the scope of the project had to be changed several times during the project, requiring a high level of flexibility from the Bilfinger Tebodin project team.



Project: TAQA Bergermeer
Location: Bergermeer, the Netherlands

The Bergermeer Gas Storage is Europe’s largest gas storage facility with an initial working volume of 4.1 billion cubic meters. The storage will significantly enhance the security of energy supply to Dutch and European consumers and contribute to the liquidity of the North-West European gas markets. 

The gas is transported from the well site through two 30” high pressure (160 barg) pipelines to the Gas Treatment Plant in Alkmaar. Here the production flow is treated to meet the product sales specification. The gas is delivered to the Gasunie grid by a 36” and a 24” two connection. The total length of the pipelines is approximately 35 km.

Bilfinger Tebodin was responsible for the complete engineering services for the underground pipelines. It comprises detailed engineering and design, permitting documents, procurement assistance and all other activities necessary to facilitate the successful completion of the pipelines.



Project: Maasvlakte terminal
Location: Maasvlakte, the Netherlands

Bilfinger Tebodin was contracted to redesign parts of two 42” crude oil pipelines, connecting the Maasvlakte Olie Terminal (MOT) and British Petroleum Refinery Rotterdam (BPRR), to be able to regularly inspect the pipelines in order to assess the integrity of the pipelines. 

The pipeline construction had to be executed with minimal loss of capacity, requiring at least one pipeline to remain in service at any time. 

To replace the 42” pipelines an excavation of almost 9 meters was required in order to construct the pipeline welds. This construction required a temporary replacement of the helicopter platform and helicopter shed. 

The pipelines were not sweet, therefore neoprene spheres were used to close off the pipeline for crude oil and gasses in order to execute hot works.

De Haan Consult

De Haan Consult

Project: ASP
Location: Amsterdam – Schiphol, the Netherlands

The 16” carbon steel pipeline Amsterdam Schiphol Pijpleiding (ASP) is a pipeline in which kerosene is transported from the Port of Amsterdam to the fuel depot of Aircraft Fuel Supply at Schiphol International Airport.  The pipeline lies in the densely populated area of Amsterdam close to highways and railways. Since the construction in 1998 multiple re-routings have been designed by Bilfinger Tebodin to accommodate developments of infrastructure, which foremost requires the competence of stakeholder management. 

Additionally, scraper traps have been placed in order to accommodate the inspection of the pipeline. Various disciplines are involved in the design of scraper traps, interfaces that are well managed by Bilfinger Tebodin because of the multi-disciplinary focus of the company. 



Project: Leiding over Noord
Location: Rotterdam, Schiedam, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

In order to secure the supply to the district heating system in Rotterdam, Eneco asked Bilfinger Tebodin to take up the engineering of a new 36” underground heat pipeline. The pipeline has an overall length of 16.8 km and transports warm water via the municipalities of Vlaardingen, Schiedam and Rotterdam from the AVR waste incineration plant in Rozenburg to Rotterdam. 

After the preliminary route study by Bilfinger Tebodin, the project was still a long way from full acceptance by every governmental authority and all other stakeholders. The final alignment was carefully worked out together with Eneco in extensive consultations. Bilfinger Tebodin also coordinated all required research by external parties.  Advanced technologies in microtunneling and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) have been applied to fast track the delivery of heat to homes and businesses.

Bilfinger Tebodin prepared the material specifications and the technical work specification. Other important preparations included the Health & Safety plan and a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Evaluation. During the construction phase Bilfinger Tebodin was involved in the site engineering of the project.



Project: Westelijke Tuinsteden
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bilfinger Tebodin executed the basic and detail engineering of a city heating pipeline with the heat coming from the waste incineration plant of AEB. With a total length of 12 km the pipeline is situated in the densely populated Westelijke Tuinsteden in Amsterdam. The amount of space for the routing of the DN300 to DN500 pipelines was very limited, therefor several large SIS Horizontal Directional Drillings were used in the routing. 

Additionally an unusual high amount of stakeholders were involved. In total, 20.500 man hours were spent for a project that was executed in three phases, included obtaining the necessary permits and assistance in construction management. 



Project: District heating
Location: Alkmaar, the Netherlands

HVC is a waste and energy company that captures heat released during the waste disposal process and transports it through pipelines where it is used for district heating.  

District heating is a safe, reliable method of heating that reduces CO2 emissions and is more cost efficient than gas. Bilfinger Tebodin was responsible for the routing and detail engineering of the HVC district heating network to the industrial area Boekelermeer Alkmaar, north of Amsterdam, which includes the football stadium for AZ Alkmaar and to the north of Alkmaar. Additionally, the network has been extended in several spin-offs.

The network crosses waterways, roads, railways, industrial and developed residential area. Therefore, communication with stakeholders like the municipalities has been provided by Bilfinger Tebodin.



Project: WTL Diemen - Almere
Location: Diemen – Almere, the Netherlands

For a total amount of around 3000 manhours Bilfinger Tebodin performed the basic and detail engineering of a pipeline of 16 km from the Diemen plant of Nuon to a heat transfer station in Almere, which included the crossing of a dyke and a large crossing of the IJmeer. The engineering included an extensive QHSE-plan, a risk inventory and evaluation with the client and a cost estimate. 



Project: Signposting Dutch Highways
Location: The Netherlands

In the Netherlands the high rate of mobility puts high demands on the quality and availability of the main highway network. About three million car drivers join the Dutch traffic daily. For 10 years, Bilfinger Tebodin has performed engineering works regarding signposts for the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment and two Dutch provinces. The work comprised the development of conceptual plan in order to optimize the traffic flows, integrated design of signposting and constructions in existing or in new road lay-out, cost calculations, issuing of tender packages, supervision during construction and importing ‘as built’ data. 

The projects vary from small scale modifications of signposting at highway junctions to large and complex highway projects with multiple phases. The biggest signposting construction has an area of 60 square meters. Dynamic traffic systems are often integrated in the signposting methodology. Bilfinger Tebodin has been involved in approximately 120 projects annually. As an outcome of the development of a new national standard by the traffic engineers of Bilfinger Tebodin traffic jams in some cases decreased from 4% - 6%. Additionally, an internet driven database is developed by Bilfinger Tebodin in which approximately 21.000 signposting constructions along the Dutch highways are tracked as a part of the asset management and process control for maintenance.



Project: Traffic plans for highway A15
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The part of the A15 which serves as ring road of Rotterdam, is one of the most heavily used roads in the Netherlands. The Rotterdam Harbor attracts a lot of traffic. To facilitate future traffic flows, the highway needed to be reconstructed during a period of 4 years with an overall length of 37 km. Local traffic and harbor related traffic are divided by a newly introduced parallel structure. 

Bilfinger Tebodin was asked to deliver traffic related specialism. Elaborate traffic related stakeholder management was an important part of the scope and a key success factor for Bilfinger Tebodin. Besides that signposting was one of the key elements to ensure the guidance of drivers during the construction period and in the final situation. More than 350 locations have been used for signposting.

Bilfinger Tebodin engineers delivered several kinds of expertise during various stages of this project from expertise in measures guiding traffic flows, detail design for signposting and organize stakeholder meetings. 

Municipality of Amsterdam

Municipality of Amsterdam

Project: Masterplan urban utilities
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Multiple use of scarce space has become an increasingly important economic factor in the densely-populated Netherlands. Consequently urban planning and redevelopment requires a well thought out strategy, above and below ground. Given the complex and multidisciplinary character of its ambitious Zuidas (Dutch for South Corridor) Plan, the City of Amsterdam invited Bilfinger Tebodin to assist in the project preparations for underground energy networks and utility corridors. 

Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam 

Project: Infrastructural Pipeline Corridor
Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Since several decades industrial sites have been connected to suppliers and clients by a multitude of pipelines. Due to the amount of industrial sites and resulting pipelines and additionally due to the widening of the highway A15 the availability of underground space for future development of cables and pipelines became critical.

Therefore, the Port of Rotterdam wanted to develop a smart and integrated infrastructural solution. Bilfinger Tebodin provided the conceptual and basic design for an above ground pipeline corridor along the highway A15. This pipeline corridor paves the way for new pipelines in the future.

NAM/Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij

NAM/Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij

Project: Pipe-in-pipe solution restores oil production NAM

Leakage caused by by internal corrosion of a production water pipeline stopped the production of NAM’s Schoonebeek oilfield. aQuaintance resolved this problem by delivering a flexible pipe-in-pipe solution. The pipe-in-pipe construction reduced reparation time of the pipeline to an absolute minimum. The construction and the use of the flexible composite pipe are unique for the Netherlands. The scale of the project is unique worldwide. Bilfinger Tebodin as part of aQuaintance, a partnership between Engie, A. Hak and Bilfinger Tebodin, provided the engineering and management of the project, which has involved a lot of testing of the work method to ensure it held up against the high standards of NAM.

The pipe-in-pipe solution provides a quicker and cost effective solution for the replacement of outdated pipes and causes minimal impact on the environment. The construction is suitable for high pressure, water, oil and gas pipelines.



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