Brabo 1: Depot for trams & infrastructure works - Antwerp


The Brabo 1 project was realised via a PPP in a DBFM procedure. The consortium is responsible for the design, maintenance, construction and financing of the project. Based on the performance specifications, the consortium is also required to handle the maintenance for 35 years on the non-tram part and for 25 years on the tram part. During this operational phase, the client will pay the consortium for the infrastructure quarterly.

The Brabo project 1 comprises the following parts:

  •     Tramline Mortsel-Boechout
  •     Tramline Deurne-Wijnegem
  •     Tram depot for 53 trams, office block and workshop
  •     Service buildings at the termini of the 2 tramlines with corresponding Park&Ride, waiting infrastructure and canopies
  •     Traction stations
  •     Reinforcing and extending 3 existing bridges in Mortsel to allow for tram traffic.

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.


Project Details

August Van De Wielelei, Deurne, Antwerpen, Belgium
THV Silvius
End User 
De Lijn - Vlaamse Vervoermaatschappij, Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer
Engineering Office 
Stedec, Claeys
Construction period
3 years
Start work
End of work