WHAT WE DO

The N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij is engaged in a wide range of projects on Aruba, mainly in the field of earth moving and road construction. With Aruba’s small scale, the company does not concentrate on specific kinds of projects, but focusses on wide segments of the Aruban construction market, such as:

  • Road construction;
  • Division of land into parcels;
  • Infrastructure projects with the accompanying asphalt works;
  • Laying underground pipes and cables;
  • Earth moving and earth transportation;
  • Sports fields, tennis courts and golf courses;
  • Landscaping and irrigation;
  • Demolition work;
  • Construction of erosion control works.

Types of contracts and project acquisition

N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij works with both local and international clients, and in the areas of execution, tender and project acquisition. As a result, N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij has gained wide experience in the field of construction regulations and methods of tender together with the corresponding contracts, such as:

Agreement between Owner, Architect and Contractor or Subcontractor
In case of this form of contract, N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij bears the responsibility for the work described in the design and the accompanying descriptions provided by the architect.

Agreement between Owner Architect and General Contractor
Under such an agreement, N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij bears the responsibility for the entire project as described in the design and the accompanying descriptions provided by the architect.

Agreement between Owner Design/Builder
Under this agreement, N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij is responsible for both the design and the execution, based on the maximum budget provided.


Project acquisition

Project acquisition by N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij can be based on various methods, such as:

  • Public tenders;
  • Public tender on invitation;
  • Public tender after pre-qualification;
  • Pricing based on an open budget;
  • Pricing based on fixed price standards and quantities yet to be determined;
  • Pricing in teamwork with a maximum budget;
  • Pricing based on time and materials;
  • Pricing based on Design and Build.

In practice, this means that the employees regularly have to switch completely when going from one project to another. On any given day, they simultaneously may have to deal with the metric system and the imperial system of weights and measures. Estimating methods change from one type of contract to another. AWM is able to handle all construction standards, from ASTM, DIN to BS and others. Contracts may be FIDIC, AIA or the client’s own type of contract.
Projects can be contracted and carried out by N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij independently, but also in a joint venture with other companies. In the past, various projects have been completed as a joint venture with national and/or international road construction companies. The people from N.V. Arubaanse Wegenbouw Maatschappij are ready to discuss your needs.

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