Lantis, Oosterweellink, Antwerp, Belgium - Webinar Product code: L07110-AM

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 NEC Users' Group Online Conference (Morning) (Session)

NEC Users' Group Online Conference (Morning) (Session)
£40.00 Platinum/Gold Users' Group Members £30.00
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15th October 2020, 10 - 11.30 (UK time)
Microsoft Teams

Katrien Van Rompay, Lantis Contract Manager, will present on why NEC4 contracts are being used to procure over half of a new €3.5 billion (£3 billion) ring road in Antwerp, Belgium - one of the largest NEC contracts let to date worldwide.

Lantis, a Flemish government company responsible for delivering mobility infrastructure in Antwerp, is building a 15km dual carriageway called Oosterweel Link to complete and improve the city’s frequently congested R1 ring road.

The project involves constructing a series of tunnels under the river Scheldt, the docks area and Albert Canal to the north of the city, as well as dropping a 4km mostly elevated section of the existing ring road into cuttings and cut-and-cover tunnels. The aim is to reduce congestion, traffic noise and air pollution and to improve the quality of life of neighbourhoods close to the ring road, delivering a total social benefit of over €10 billion.

All works on the right bank, including all tunnelling works apart from the river crossing, will be let using the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Option C (target contract with activity schedule).
This session will be chaired by NEC4 Board member Ian Heaphy and there will be an interactive Q&A session after the presentation where delegates are invited to pose questions to the speakers. 

Why attend: 
  • Learn more about one of the largest NEC contracts awarded to date 
  • Understand how the contracts were translated and adopted on a European project 
  • Participate in a online interactive Q&A session with the speakers 
Who should attend:
  • Contractors and their supply chain
  • Project Managers
  • Supervisor
  • Clients and their advisers
  • Consultants


Ian Heaphy, NEC4 Board Member
Ian Heaphy Ian has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil & gas, rail, water, highways and building. He has worked with clients across the UK, Middle East, Far East and North America including government bodies, private employers and international contractors. He specialises in the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around incentivisation, partnering, alliancing and target cost / cost reimbursable contracts for major projects and programmes of work.

Ian is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board has been directly involved in drafting and shaping the next generation of NEC contracts. Ian regularly facilitates workshops and delivers training in contract forms and procurement & contract strategies. He also frequently speaks at industry events and has had numerous articles published in construction journals. In addition to his NEC and procurement work Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.
Katrien Van Rompay, Contract Manager, Lantis
Frank Randles Katrien Van Rompay is Lantis’ contract manager for the Oosterweel Program. Katrien is a civil engineer with a background in infrastructure project management and international development.

Katrien started working at Lantis beginning of 2018 as the contract manager for the Right Bank project as part of the Oosterweel program. She has been introducing NEC in the Belgian Infrastructure market since September 2018, where she coordinates stakeholders from the sector on both Client and Contractors’ side to develop a standardised Flemish contract based on the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract.
Katrien is involving parties on all sides to introduce the key concepts of mutual trust and collaboration in the Flemish construction sector, where a culture of claims and conflict is still standing strong. These changes within the sector are highly needed in order to realize a program with such high complexity as Oosterweel.
Prior to Lantis she worked for one of Belgian’s largest engineering offices as a project manager for infrastructure projects. She has been working for the Belgian development agency in infrastructure projects worldwide, mainly in Africa, where collaboration with governments, contractors and clients is a must to make projects work.
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