Monday, May 25, 2009

Seven rivals jump in for £60m Essex reservoir scheme

Seven firms have jumped in for a ВЈ60m reservoir deal in Colchester, Essex.

The line-up for the Essex & Suffolk Water scheme is Sir Robert McAlpine, Blackwell, Carillion, Costain, Birse, Laing O'Rourke and BM Nuttall.

Bids are due back early in July, with work on site likely to begin either towards the back end of this year or early in 2010.

The job involves increasing the capacity of the 21km-long reservoir by raising its level by 3.2m.