The shortlist of three bidders for the Mersey Gateway Project has been announced.
The three shortlisted bidders (in alphabetical order) are:
- Balfour Beatty, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Egis Projects consortium, comprising equity members Balfour Beatty plc, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Egis Projects,
- Merseylink consortium, comprising equity members Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Bilfinger Berger Project Investments Limited, Vialia Sociedad Gestora de Concesiones de Infraestructuras S.L. and FCC Construcción S.A., and
- MGL consortium, comprising equity members Galliford Try Investments Limited, Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH and Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras S.A.
The Mersey Gateway Project team has submitted three planning applications to Halton Borough Council detailing modifications to the £600 million scheme.
The project team is aiming to make the changes to reduce the impact of the scheme on residents, to save £30 million and to deliver design improvements and flexibility along the route of the new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes.
Mersey Gateway bosses have today (Monday 3 October 2011) said they are ‘delighted’ that Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has confirmed that a detailed funding agreement for the project has been signed off by Government.