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Final bids submitted for Mersey Gateway bridge

Halton Borough Council has received final tenders for the £600M Mersey Gateway bridge from its three shortlisted bidders.

The bidders submitted their final tenders in time for today’s midday deadline. The winner of the contract will be responsible for the design, building, financing and operation of the toll bridge over the next 30 years.

Construction includes a 1km cable-stayed bridge along with associated junction improvements.

“The council has been convinced throughout the development of this project that we could put together a commercial package that would be attractive to potential partners and would deliver a fair deal for the public purse,” said Halton Borough councillor Rob Polhill. “The fact that we have three complete bids on the table shows we are now well on the way to delivering that.”

Mersey gateway

Gateway: The preferred bidder is expected to be announced in June

The preffered bidder is due to be announced in June. The contract is due to be signed in time for construction to begin in late 2013/early 2014.

Mersey Gateway Bidders

Balfour Beatty, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Egis Projects consortium, comprising equity members Balfour Beatty, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Egis Projects

Merseylink consortium, comprising equity members Macquarie Capital Group, Bilfinger Berger Project Investments, Vialia Sociedad Gestora de Concesiones de Infraestructuras and FCC Construcción

MGL consortium, comprising equity members Galliford Try Investments, Hochtief PPP Solutions and Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras

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