Three bidders on Knik-Arm bridge

Three teams have been shortlisted for Alaska’s US$600m Knik Arm bridge PPP.

The Anchorage-Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority (KABATA) announced the shortlisting of the following consortia from six qualified teams:

  • Alaska Infrastructure Access Partners, which includes Infrared Capital, Bouygues and Macquarie
  • Cook Inlet Passage Partners, which includes Meridiam, Kiewit, Parsons and KPMG
  • North Star Mobility Group, which includes Hochtief, ACS, Iridium, Flatiron Dragados and CH2M Hill

These three consortia will now respond to the formal request for proposals (RFP) which is planned for release in 2012.

"The process becomes very competitive from here on out," said Michael Foster, KABATA board chairman. "We expect to see some top notch proposals."

KABATA has begun the project's right of way acquisition process and submitted the project's key permit applications.

The Knik Arm Crossing will create a second route from Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city, to the Matanuska-Susitna borough, the state's fastest growing region. KABATA anticipates starting the formal RFP process in 2012, with construction beginning in 2013.