The bulk of the Transport Infrastructure Europe branch’s activities is in the German market, and it also operates in selected European countries.
At the moment the Via Solutions Nord consortium around HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions is handling the construction and partial upgrading of the A7 highway in northern Germany on a PPP basis. The A7 upgrade will significantly improve the important road link between Schleswig-Holstein and Scandinavia.
The public private partnership project is being implemented by the Via Solutions Nord consortium, consisting of HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions and partners. The 65-kilometer section of the A7 between the Hamburg-Northwest and Bordesholm interchanges will have a total of six lanes, with eight lanes south of the Hamburg-Northwest intersection. In addition to the widening of the highway, a total of 76 bridges will be newly built or reconstructed along the stretch of road. In the Schnelsen section, the Schnelsen highway cover will be created over A7. With this, the Hamburg city district, which had been "cut up" since the construction of A7 at the beginning of the 1970s, will reobtain its natural connection. In addition, a new agency in charge of highway maintenance will be established in the municipality of Nützen at the Kaltenkirchen junction, which at the same time will serve as the operating company's headquarters. The construction costs amount to around EUR 600 million.
The consortium will also operate and maintain a 59-kilometer long section for 30 years after completion of the 65-kilometer long total stretch of road. A section of about 6 kilometers between Bordesholm and Neumünster will be transferred to the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The amount of the consortium's remuneration for construction and operation of the highway is based on the extent and quality of the availability of the section for road users. This means: When meeting the precisely defined requirements, the contractor will receive the agreed remuneration in full. In the event of non-fulfillment, a deduction will be made.