VINCI wins the PPP contract for the new B247 federal road in Germany

Rueil Malmaison, July 21, 2021

VINCI won the PPP contract for New Federal road B247 in Germany

  • First federal road to be delivered and operated under a PPP program in Germany

  • A 30-year PPP representing a total investment of around 500 million euros

  • Work carried out by VINCI Construction

  • Operation and maintenance provided by VINCI Highways, a subsidiary of VINCI Concessions

DEGES, a public body responsible for the development of transport infrastructure in Germany, has awarded VINCI Concessions the public-private partnership contract for the new federal road B247. This road will connect the towns of Mühlhausen and Bad Langensalza, in the Land of Thuringia.

The 30-year PPP represents a total investment of around 500 million euros, of which around 350 million euros are for the construction phase, and covers the design, financing, construction, maintenance and operation of a new federal road 22 km long. The design and construction also includes an additional 6 km of crossing sections. VINCI Concessions’ revenues will be based on an availability criterion, with no traffic risk (payment for availability). The financial closure of the project is expected to take place in September 2021.

As a new direct connection, the project will improve mobility in north-eastern Thuringia and facilitate access to the region’s motorway network. It will also increase road safety and improve the quality of life of local residents by relieving traffic on the existing road which runs right through neighboring towns. About 15,000 vehicles per day are expected to use the new route, of which about 15% are heavy goods vehicles.

The construction work will last around 4 years and will be carried out by the VINCI Construction entities in Germany (Eurovia Deutschland and VINCI Construction Terrassement). The project will recycle and reuse up to 30% asphalt and 100% concrete from the existing section.

The first German federal road ever awarded to a private operator under a PPP, this project reinforces VINCI Concessions’ leadership as the leading German road concessionaire with 5 PPP, in synergy with the local subsidiaries of VINCI Construction, including Eurovia Deutschland , one of the main local players in the construction of transport infrastructure.

In Germany, VINCI employs more than 15,000 people with a network of local companies, some of which are over 100 years old.

Aon VINCI Concessions
VINCI Concessions is an international player in transport infrastructure. We rely on our integrated model to design, finance, build, operate and maintain some 80 airport, motorway and railroad projects in 24 countries, through our subsidiaries VINCI Airports, VINCI Highways and VINCI Railways. We are committed to shared growth with the regions and actively work to make mobility ever more sustainable, efficient and innovative.

About VINCI Construction

VINCI Construction is a world leader in its fields which encompass transport infrastructure, buildings, public services and urban development projects. It operates through its networks of local and specialized subsidiaries, drawing on its specific expertise in major infrastructure projects. The 1,000 companies of VINCI Construction are involved at all stages of the life cycle of a structure (financing, design, construction and maintenance), are present in more than 100 countries, employ more than 115,000 people and have realized 23 billion euros in turnover in 2020.


VINCI is a global player in the concessions, construction and energy businesses, employing more than 217,000 people in around 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and equipment that help improve everyday life and mobility for everyone. Because we believe in overall performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally friendly, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are of general interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and dialoguing with them is essential in the conduct of our activities. Building on this approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.

This press release is an official information document of the VINCI group.

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