Belgian maritime helicopter PPP tendered

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The Belgian Ministry of Defence has released a call for expressions of interest (EOI) on a PPP to deliver facilities to support maritime helicopter operations.

Under the plans, a new facility will be delivered at Ostend airport to house and support a fleet of helicopters that conduct maritime and search & rescue operations for the area.

Private partners will design, build, finance and maintain the infrastructure, with the maintenance lasting 20 years.

Infrastructure works include: an operating location from which both the operations and maintenance of the NH90 NFH helicopters must take place; the construction of the necessary connection with the existing apron; plus works on road & utility connections and security installations.

Responses are due 17 November 2023. The tender can be found by clicking here.