CEF Transport provides multi-million-euro support for NL infrastructure

Published on: 12 August 2020 | Last edited on: 1 September 2023

Brussels is investing 62 million euros in Dutch infrastructure projects this year. These are eleven major projects involving Dutch parties. The projects will receive grants from the European ‘CEF Transport’ programme. EGEN was involved in two applications.

What is CEF Transport?

CEF Transport is the short name for a European grant programme (‘Connecting Europe Facility’) for transport. The aim of the programme is to create one cross-border main network for transport by land, water and air within the European Union. This month the results of the first application round were announced. EGEN was involved in the grant application of two of the awarded projects. A result of which we are proud. Both projects make an important contribution to making the European transport system sustainable, efficient and future-oriented, and to a stronger multimodal transport network in Europe.

Improved rail traffic flow Amersfoort

The first project concerns railways: rail manager ProRail received a grant of 8 million euros for making the railway bottleneck on the east side of Amersfoort future-proof. The planned modifications will greatly reduce the susceptibility of the rail infrastructure to malfunctions and ensure a more efficient flow of traffic on the track. This will ensure a faster and more reliable service for both freight and (international) passenger transport.

Rhombus plan: freight transport by water

The second major project concerns improving the transport of goods by water in Heijen, Venlo and Lanaken. The project received a grant of 10.4 million euros (intended for the Province of Limburg, the Municipality of Venlo and three Limburg ports). This gives substance to the first step of the ‘Rhombus Plan’. In this plan, a synchro-modal system will be realised between Antwerp, Liège, Venlo, Nijmegen and Rotterdam. The system consists of important inland waterway connections (including the Albert Canal, the Juliana Canal and the Meuse) and results in congestion reduction and a further modal shift towards water.

New subsidy openings CEF Transport

A new application round for the CEF Transport subsidy is currently underway in Brussels. More information is expected in or around September. Grant applications can already be submitted to another CEF section: the CEF Blending Facility. Finally, we are also working hard on a new tender for the DKTI subsidy (another important scheme for innovations in the transport sector).

More news

15 new Horizon Europe Cluster 5 deadlines in September 

15 new Horizon Europe Cluster 5 deadlines in September 

Horizon Europe Cluster 5 ‘Climate, Energy and Mobility’ aims at climate neutrality in Europe by 2050. Therefore, the Horizon Europe Cluster 5 calls for proposals focus on tackling climate change. Fifteen calls for proposals opened on 7 May with a deadline on 5...

read more
IMKE: New Investment Grant for Climate-Neutral Economy Acceleration

IMKE: New Investment Grant for Climate-Neutral Economy Acceleration

To make the Netherlands climate-neutral and more independent, a new investment subsidy is being set up to stimulate a manufacturing industry for the production of essential components in electrolysers, solar panels and batteries. Read more below. Manufacturing...

read more
Circular Bio-based Europe Partnership launches new call

Circular Bio-based Europe Partnership launches new call

The Circular Bio-based Europe (CBE-JU) Partnership, has published a new call aimed at boosting innovation and development of circular bio-based solutions in Europe. The 18 topics in this call range from valorisation of sustainable oil crops, conversion of biomass into...

read more

Contact

Want to know more?

How can we help you? Contact us or send us a message for a swift reply.

Email
info@egen.green

Phonenumber
+31 (0)88 838 13 81