The Royal Netherlands Army has awarded a €30m contract to Europe’s technical services provider ImTech to provide the technical solutions for its new headquarters on the grounds of the Kromhout Barracks in Utrecht.

The new headquarters has a gross floor area close to 78,000m² occupied by five 17m-high office buildings and diverse buildings for sports, health and meeting facilities. It has a campsite of around 150 staff, as well as parking space for nearly 1,000 cars and 50 motorcycles.

Under the contract, the company will provide technical solutions, including advanced optimisation of heating technology, storage of warmth and cold for the benefit of heating and cooling respectively, sustainable air and climate technology and sustainable ‘green’ roofs, as well as an environmentally friendly sewer system.

The work will be carried out by Imtech in collaboration with construction and technology company TBI Techniek and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.