Project Information
Project name: UK: Mersey Gateway Crossing Project
Project description:

Design, build, finance, maintenance and operation of a new tolled bridge crossing of the river Mersey in Halton, between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes.

The project includes associated works and services, including the design, supply, installation and operation of tolling services on both that crossing and on the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge, the construction of approach roads on the north and south side of the river and other ancillary works.

A £260m bond, backed by the UK Guarantee scheme, will help finance the deal.

Related headlines:
28/03/2014 - Mersey Gateway reaches financial close
18/03/2014 - Mersey Gateway bond rated
11/03/2014 - Mersey Gateway to close in weeks
20/06/2013 - Mersey Gateway winner confirmed
24/05/2013 - Mersey Gateway winner announcement due
11/04/2013 - Final bids in for Mersey Gateway
26/02/2013 - New addition to Mersey Gateway bidder
26/10/2012 - Contractor change on Mersey Gateway bid
14/03/2012 - Mersey Gateway changes approved
17/02/2012: - Three shortlisted for Mersey Gateway
14/12/2011 - No light rail for Mersey Gateway
25/10/2011 - Mersey Gateway out to tender
03/10/2011 - Extra £150m for Mersey Gateway
04/07/2011 - Funding deadlock on Mersey Gateway

Type: PPP
Sector: Roads & streetlights
Government deptartment: UK - Department for Transport
Region: UK - - North West
Current status: Project Signed - 28/03/2014
Contract Terms
Duration: 30 years
Capital value: £450.00m
Public Sector Procuror Details
Authority/Commssioning body: Halton Borough Council
Public sector contact: Steve Nicholson, Project Director
Tel: +44 (0)151 495 4091

Claire Hall, Project Manager
Steve Eccles, Integration and Policy Manager
Matthew Fearnhead, Project Administrator
Public sector advisors: DLA Piper - Legal Advisors
CH2M Hill - Technical Advisors
Ramboll - Technical Advisors
Private Sector Details
Consortium name: Merseylink consortium
Private sector shareholders: FCC Construction SA - Shareholders
Macquarie Capital - Shareholders
Bilfinger Project Investments Ltd - Shareholders
Private sector sub-contractors: Kier Group - Subcontractor - Construction
Samsung - Subcontractor - Construction
Private sector debt-providers: SMBC Europe Limited - Debt Providers
Credit Agricole - Debt Providers
Lloyds Banking Group - Debt Providers
Private Sector Shortlist
Consortium name: Balfour Beatty /Bouygues /Egis consortium
Private sector shareholders: Balfour Beatty - Shareholders
Bouygues Travaux Publics - Shareholders
Egis Projects - Shareholders
Consortium name: MGL consortium
Private sector shareholders: Hochtief - Shareholders
Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras - Shareholders
BAM PPP - Shareholders

This page was last updated on:
30 September 2014.


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