Project Melle, Belgium

SNCB Melle depot

From BESIX sub-contractors to strong colleagues

BESIX Infra and BESIX are working on a new depot for the SNCB in Melle. The aim is to create two workshops, one workshop for towed equipment (WGM) housing the train carriages and a traction workshop (TW) for the locomotives. The construction also involves a lot of groundwork and the construction of a new sewerage system.

Strong match

The works were started before the acquisition by the BESIX group. BESIX Infra saw its position as a sub-contractor evolve into a full partnership with BESIX. Both companies have distinct expertise that complement and strengthen one another. As the leading knowledge-driven contractor in road construction and sewerage construction, BESIX Infra can join forces with BESIX, a multidisciplinary construction company with a leading position in its markets: construction, real estate development and concessions.

Communication and efficiency

A major challenge in this type of contract is the communication between clients, contractors and suppliers. Efficient communication saves time and operating costs and guarantees a better result and a neat delivery. Following the takeover, BESIX and BESIX Infra are joining forces even more intensely to inform and coordinate all players. The result is a good working atmosphere, a great future implementation and a provisional acceptance in sight.

BESIX Infra (Heijmans Infra back then) was a pleasant partner to work with from the start of the works. In often unusual circumstances, they have successfully completed the work in different, well-considered phases. Their detailed expertise, hands-on mentality and flexible approach to unforeseen circumstances are particularly notable.

Tanguy Caris
Project Manager BESIX NV

Project details

Project name

SNCB Melle depot


Road works, Sewerage and drainage

Contract type



Melle, Belgium




Tucrail, Infrabel, NMBS

Building Period


Total value

€ 1.6 million

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