Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BAM, Balfour, Morgan Est and Vinci in Forth Bridge jv

Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Est and Vinci have clubbed together to bid for the ВЈ1.2bn contract for build the New Forth Bridge, as part of a joint venture.

The jv will be known as Forthspan.

Forthspan's chairman Bob Wilson said: “We are delighted to formally announce the Forthspan team and how it will address the challenges of this project from a local Scottish base and look to the successful delivery of the new crossing for the people of Scotland.

“The scale of this project requires a very specialist team with an understanding of the local issues and the key stakeholders involved. The Forthspan partners and supply chain have been very carefully selected to provide the best value to Transport Scotland and give the confidence that this scheme can be delivered to time and budget.”


BAM, Balfour, Morgan Est and Vinci in Forth Bridge jv


Transport Scotland advertised the contract for the design, construction and completion for the new bridge over the Firth of Forth last week.

The bridge will be cable stayed with three mono-towers, carrying a dual two lane carriageway main crossing, spanning 2.7km across the river. Trunk road connections are included in the contract, as is ongoing maintenance.
The deadline for submissions is 26 August.