Partnerships Bulletin understands that the consortium comprising Acciona with Aberdeen has failed to make it onto the shortlist for the £500m scheme, which will see a private partner design, build, finance and operate a section of the A465.
It means that the following three teams will now enter the dialogue phase with the Welsh government:
- FCC and Meridiam;
- Colas and BBGI;
- Iridium and Hochtief
Dialogue is expected to begin in the coming weeks for the 33-year contract to deliver 17.7km of upgraded road between Dowlais and Hirwaun, as well as 2.2km off-line new road construction, among other works.