During the bid phase, Fluor provided the PPP/DBFM project experience needed to win the project. The project was awarded with use of MEAT criteria (most economically advantageous tender). Therefore, the client awarded the project not solely based on pricing, but also on the quality of the bid. IXAS Zuid-Oost was rated best on both price and MEAT criteria.
IXAS provided a solution with a short construction phase with minimal environmental nuisance, while maintaining optimal traffic flow. The team used 3D modeling to test the design under a variety of situations, validating the ideas before construction started. Smart construction methods and sustainable materials improved the impact on the community and the environment.
Key roles in the SPC and the EPCM-Co were staffed by Fluor, including the EPCM project director, EPCM Business manager, SPC contract manager and SPC assurance manager. Much effort was put into maintaining good relations with the client, stakeholders and local residents.
The IXAS management system was based on the ISO15288, involving all primary and business processes needed to successfully manage a project of this magnitude, such as model-based systems engineering, quality management, interface management, lifecycle asset management and stakeholder management. IXAS obtained certificates for the ISO9001, VCA**, BTR and SPIC, and its organizational maturity levels were externally audited with use of the ISO15504 standard. Fluor was also responsible for building the project's work roads, logistics center and site offices.