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Single tube, two-track, 1.7 km, $110 million Schuman-Josaphat tunnel to be built with rectangular 12 m x 6 m section using diaphragm wall techniques beneath existing road. Tenders in 2002 for construction start 2003 and opening 2007.Visit www.tucrail.com 08/01.Open tendering, deadline 12th November, 2001, for technical design of Schuman-Josaphat tunnel in sands and sandstone. Estimated cost Euro125 million financed by the State. Visit http://ted.eur-op.int, document S 181-124497 or contact the Ministry, fax +32 2 7342020. Also visit www.mcidtff.be 41/01.Open invitations to tender, deadlines 13th October, 2003 and 28th October, 2003 for preliminary research, tests and ground investigation works as part of the Léopold-Josaphat rail connection, including the 2 km twin-track Schuman-Josaphat tunnel. This tunnel will run 300 m under the Residence Palace building and Rue de la Loi, a 100 m concrete box under Berlaymont (already built), 1,250 m near Archimède Street up to tram line 26 and a 350 m section (already built) used by tram line 26. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=159148-2003, OJ S 176, and http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=166773-2003, OJ S 185, or contact Service public fédéral mobilité et transports, Brussels, fax +32 27342020. E-mail cbo@mcidtff.be 41/03.Technical design for section 1 of the Schuman-Josaphat tunnel, from Archimède Street to Jamblinne de Meux Square, has been awarded to Bagon and SGI. Visit www.bagon-set.be and www.sgiconsulting.com. For section 2 from Jamblinne de Meux Square to tram line 26, the successful bidder is the Grontmij Belgroma / Maunsell JV. Tenders for construction in 2005. Commissioning in 2010. Visit www.belgroma.be and www.maunsell.com 41/03.Negotiated procedure, deadline 16th August, 2005 for civil engineering works for the Schuman-Josaphat rail connection, including two contracts. Contract Beliris - Infrabel - I.1.21.1. is for 300 m of tunnel under the Residence Palace building and Rue de la Loi and Schuman multimodal station. Contract Beliris - Infrabel - I.1.21.2. is for the 1,250 m twin-track Schuman-Josaphat tunnel between Archimede Street and the tram line 26 junction running under Archimede Street, the Archimede-Stevin-Cortenberg complex, Cortenbergh Avnue, Jamblinne de Meux Square, Plasky Avenue, the Plasky-E. Max-Victor Hugo complex. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=095205-2005, OJ S 96, or contact Service public fédéral, Mobilité et transports, Brussels, fax +32 27342020. E-mail valerie.vanderkelen@mobilit.fgov.be. More info in E-News Weekly 23/2005. 23/05.Three operating companies of Dutch builder Royal BAM Group, namely CEI-De Meyer, Galère and Wayss & Freytag, have won a contract in joint venture with Jan De Nul and Franki Geotechnics for the construction of the Schuman-Josaphat rail link in Brussels. The contract value amounts to approximately EUR210 million. The project includes the reconstruction of the current Schuman rail and underground station, as well as the construction of a 1.5 km-long rail tunnel in the European quarter of Brussels. Visit www.bam.nl, www.cei-demeyer.be, www.galere.be, www.wf-ingbau.de, www.jandenul.com and www.franki-geotechnics.be 21/08.