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The CO2 Performance Ladder in Belgium: time for structural implementation

Belgium was the first country after the Netherlands to use the CO2 Performance Ladder. Between 2019 and 2023, 24 pilot projects in three regions were launched implementing the Ladder. The results of the pilot are positive among both participating companies and contracting authorities, and can be read in the report on this successful pilot period. Now that it’s time to map out the further integration and scaling-up of the system in Belgium, the various actors came together for a roundtable discussion.

Spanish construction company FCC deploys CO2 Performance Ladder in Dutch tender project

One of the largest Dutch infrastructure projects in recent years, with a financial volume of ± €845.000.000, is the extension of the A9 motorway between Badhoevedorp and Holendrecht. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for this project and used the CO2 Performance Ladder in their tender. The project was awarded to the construction consortium VeenIX, consisting of FCC Construcción and Macquarie Capital. We spoke about the project with Raúl Hortal Alonso, project director at FCC. The Spanish company is among the 15 largest construction companies in Europe. During the conversation, we discussed the role of the CO2 Performance Ladder in the project and the CO2 reduction measures taken.