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Balfour Beatty and Skanska make £311M transmission link longlist

Energy regulator Ofgem has announced contractors Balfour Beatty and Skanska are in the longlist of bidders for the £311M Duddon Sands’ wind farm transmission link in the Irish Sea.

Six bidders have been chosen for the longlist, of whom two had not bid in earlier tenders. The winning bidder will own and run the link for the next 20 years.

“The strong interest in competing for the West of Duddon Sands transmission assets is further proof that the offshore regime is successfully encouraging investment, attractin new players and ensuring competition in the offshore transmission sector,” said Ofgem E-Serve’s managing director, Robert Hull.

The third tender round will take place later this year.

The longlist

  • Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium (contractor Balfour Beatty Investment and fund manager Equitix)
  • Blue Transmission (fund managers Macquarie Capital group and Barclays Infastructure Funds Management, Japanese giant Mitsubishi Corporation and consultancy Frontier Power)
  • John Laing Investments
  • National Grid Offshore
  • Skanska (Skanska Construction UK and Skanska Infrastructure Investment UK)
  • Transmission Capital Partners (Transmission Capital and International Public Partnerships)

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