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Final three bidders for £600M Mersey Gateway Project revealed

A shortlist of three bidders has been revealed for the £600M Mersey Gateway Project which will be one of the biggest transport projects in England.

The three now have the chance to compete for the contract to design, build, finance and operate the new toll bridge over the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes plus related work in the towns. The winning bidder will be announced next year.

The final three 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

Halton Borough Council used published criteria to decide who – out of the six that expressed an interest last December – had the highest scores and should go through to final bidding.

“We were delighted with the quality and the quantity of the submissions we received. Each of the six groups we evaluated met our requirements but we set out to limit the procurement process to three bidding groups and we have maintained this approach so that we can reduce bid costs whilst running an effective competition,” said Mersey Gateway project director Steve Nicholson.

“During the next year the project team will work with the shortlisted bidders to develop proposals that deliver quality and value for money on behalf of the taxpayer.”

 “We have attracted world class construction groups that have come together to compete for this prestigious contract,” said Halton Borough Council leader Cllr Rob Polhill.


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