Highways England has reduced the Tender List for the £2bn Thames Tunnel Contract in London down to three. The contract entails boring two 4.25km long, 16m wide, tunnels under the river Thames; and also includes tunnel systems, approach roads and portal buildings. The tunnel would become the UK’s longest.
The plan is to link Kent with Essex. The tendering process for the approach roads on either side, which are expected to be worth £1.3bn for the Essex side and £600m for the Kent side, has already began.
The remaining contenders for the tunnel contract are:
“BFV JV – comprising BAM Nuttal, Ferrovial Construction (UK) and Vinci Construction Grands Projets, supported by Atkins, Tecnica y Proyectos SA and Stantec UK
Bouygues Murphy JV – comprising Bouygues Travaux Publics and J Murphy & Sons, supported by Mott MacDonald and Ove Arup
Dragados-Hochtief JV – comprising Dragados and Hochtief Infrastructure”
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