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    During the summer of 2020, we were responsible for the renovation works on runway 07L/25R at Brussels Airport. For six weeks, work was carried out around the clock 7 days a week to limit the duration of the runway closure and the impact of these works. In total, more than 100,000 hours of work were performed in 6 weeks by around 400 people per day. About 1000 people have worked on this project. In 2015 and 2016, we also renovated the two other runways at our national airport.

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    We were responsible for the construction—from start to finish—of a container terminal with a quay length of 1.2 km and all the associated buildings on a 60-ha site in the port of Tangier. Twelve of the world’s largest double trolley, remote-controlled STS cranes are used to load and unload ships with no less than 22,000 containers on-board. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is also one of the most technically advanced terminals in the world. 

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    The challenge for the Vlaamse Waterweg is to raise the 62 bridges over the Albert Canal to a clearance height of 9.10 m by 2022. The most complex bridges—15 in total—have been bundled into two separate PPP projects, in which the bridges will be rebuilt based on a DBFM formula. Both PPP files were awarded to a consortium around our group. We will also be responsible for the maintenance of the bridges over the next 30 years. 

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    This dynamic, futuristic building is the new workplace for 550 employees of the City of Hasselt and its PCSW. A unique feature of this project is the oblique mirror wall that we created in a short period of time and with minimal inconvenience to the environment. The new, seven-storey building also has a glass connection to the protected gendarmerie barracks, which we restored to their former glory. We went far beyond the legal standard for sustainability. 

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    The 12-km-long A11 motorway between Bruges and Knokke-Heist was opened to traffic on 1 September 2017. This motorway—with connection complexes at the port of Zeebrugge, among other places—separates the economic traffic from the passenger traffic. The moving bridges over the Boudewijn Canal—a unique feature in Belgium—use the latest technologies to coordinate road traffic and shipping. Additional cycling paths and new bicycle tunnels have been provided for cyclists. 

WILLEMEN GROEP is currently one of Belgium’s largest family-owned construction groups. Our group has 2,400 employees and also creates indirect employment for a multiple of that number. Several impressive projects are being realised across all the branches, which together represent an annual revenue of 850 million euros.

Building for the future doesn’t just require courage and perseverance; it also needs a critical mind to constantly question the status quo, rethink it, and build again. WILLEMEN GROEP brings competences and knowledge together in enthusiastic teams that work together with you in a unique way to achieve the best results and shape the views of tomorrow. We always start with an overall vision for new projects and apply our core values of good service, quality, professionalism and skill. We focus on our customers, service providers and employees in all our activities, because together they form the human capital that makes the difference.

The goal of WILLEMEN GROEP is to realise construction projects and deliver on time according to the wishes of the client, in a way that guarantees quality, safety, and concern for the environment. We are supported in this by our motivated employees and our know-how.

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As one of the largest family construction groups in Belgium, we consider it our duty to contribute to a sustainable and qualitative society and world. And our employees also find it important to stand behind this commitment. We have all made joint efforts in recent years to improve the impact of our activities on the environment. For example, we are committed to the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals. Willemen Groep was one of the first Belgian companies to sign the SDG charter. In 2020, the United Nations rewarded our efforts with the UNITAR certificate. A recognition of which we are particularly proud.

WILLEMEN GROEP is maintaining a rapid growth pace in Belgium as well as internationally. Therefore, we are constantly seeking new talent to strengthen the group. A great deal of importance is attached to individual development, combined with a high degree of involvement and appreciation for employee performance. In a safe environment, of course. We like a no-nonsense corporate culture with a great sense of initiative and entrepreneurship.