With the establishment of HOCHTIEF PPP Operations GmbH in 2014, HOCHTIEF brought together more than 10 years of experience in the area of road operation into a single company. By taking this step HOCHTIEF is emphasizing its strategy of further expanding its position as the leading private road operator in Germany. The objective is to concentrate existing know-how, develop it further, spark innovations, and transfer all of this to new road projects.
We are Germany’s leading private road operator. Our portfolio contains toll road projects as well as shadow toll and availability models. In total we are operating over 800 kilometers of roads and highways.
Operation ensures the continuous upkeep of the infrastructure so that it is available as far as possible without restriction to traffic and in observance of the highest safety standards.
Within the scope of operation, the project section is constantly monitored; operational (servicing) and structural (maintenance) are carried out. These entail the following duties:
Apart from management, the team of our operating companies is made up of other members including an operations engineer, a road maintenance manager and road maintenance workers as we use our own personnel and equipment to provide most of the services. We offer ambitious employees the opportunity to work and contribute to the engineering and commercial areas of major projects at international level, with an interesting range of duties. Our employees have the chance to develop PPP projects during the bid phase and, as part of the cross-disciplinary team, to familiarize themselves with all aspects and collaborate with other areas such as finance, taxes, conservation, construction, planning and insurance. During the implementation, construction and operations phases, the employees of our operation companies who are on the ground organize and optimize the operations service with all of its responsibilities.
As the general contractor of the project companies we bear all operating risks throughout the entire concession term. This also includes availability costs incurred as a result of lane availability restrictions.