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Four firms vie for Aberdeen bypass work

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May 7 2013

Four firms vie for Aberdeen bypass work
A shortlist of four firms competing to construct the long-delayed Aberdeen bypass has been published following the agreement of a £745m funding package.

The four consortia in the running are; Granite City, Macquarie Capital and Vialia; North East Roads Partnership, Cintra Infrastructures SA and Bilfinger Project Investments GmbH; Scotia Roads Group, BAM PPP, Costain, Iridium and Sir Robert McAlpine Capital; and Connect Roads, Balfour Beatty Investments, Carillion Private Finance and Galliford Try.

The 28 mile route is known as the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and will see Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council stump up £75m apiece for the project, with the remainder being paid for by the Scottish Government.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “After years of delay we should not underplay the need to ensure the pace in delivering this vital project continues.

"These two latest developments are great news for everyone involved in the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). They clearly demonstrate the welcome progress made, in a relatively short period of time, since the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal last October.

The contract will be awarded later this year in expectation of moving on site in 2014 for completion in 2018.

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