The development of the Zuiderzeehaven is set up by a Public Private Partnership (PPP). This PPP consists of six equal shareholders:
– Three private shareholders, namely Dura Vermeer, International Port Engineering Management (IPEM) and De Vries & van de Wiel
– Three public shareholders: the municipalities of Kampen and Zwolle and the province of Overijssel.
The PPP guarantees an innovative and market-oriented approach. This set up was deliberately chosen, in order to have the strengths of the different partners are combined in an optimal manner. This way, the private parties have the most up-to-date market knowledge, for example in the field of design, construction and sales procedures that are applicable to realize a port. In addition, they are able to respond immediately to changes in the market.
With the contribution of the public shareholders sustainability of the Zuiderzeehaven is guaranteed. Moreover, the public shareholders have the advantage of being able to apply the necessary and appropriate government procedures (such as applying for and granting of permits) in a smooth manner. This provides a quick and efficient settlement process.
The six parties jointly operate the PPP in the form of a development company, called Zuiderzeehaven Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij CV. The development company is responsible for all facets that are involved in developing the Zuiderzeehaven: the design, construction, management and maintenance and operation of the Zuiderzeehaven. A select group of qualified and professional parties, that guarantees the development of a state-of-the-art port.