Thames Tideway Tunnel shortlist revealed

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Thames Tideway Tunnel shortlist revealed

Thames Water has revealed the shortlisted consortiums for constructing its £2.3Bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project which is to start on site in 2016, creating over 9,000 jobs.

 

The project will be the biggest ever single tunnelling investment in the UK water industry and already employs 500 people, says Thames Water. The Planning Inspectorate is currently considering a Development Consent Application for the scheme which is expected to be granted.

 

Financing arrangements are being agreed between the government, water regulator Ofwat and Thames Water and selection of an independent Infrastructure Provider, who will be charged with financing and delivering the scheme under licence from Ofwat, is to start next year.

 

Contractors on the shortlist will bid for one or more of three work packages, west, central and east. The Bam Nuttall, Balfour Beatty and Morgan Sindall joint venture is the only one selected for the shortlist on all three packages. The next stage in procuring the west package will get under way in November.

 

The shortlisted firms are:

 

West  (£300M - £500M)

  • Bam Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall
  • Costain, Vinci, Bachy
  • Dragados, Samsung
  • Ferrovial Agroman, Laing O’Rourke

 

Central (£600M - £965M)

  • Bam Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall
  • Costain, Vinci, Bachy
  • Ferrovial Agroman, Laing O’Rourke
  • Skanska, Bilfinger, Razel Bec

 

East (£550M - £950M)

  • Bam Nuttall, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall
  • Bechtel, Strabag
  • Bouygues Travaux Publics
  • Costain, Vinci, Bachy
  • Hochtief, Murphy

 

 

(Photo: Thames Water)

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