Decrease Thames Crossing: Skanska wins £450m Kent roads equipment

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Breaking News Decrease Thames Crossing and A2/M2 junction in Kent

Decrease Thames Crossing and A2/M2 junction in Kent

The Kent roads contract will gaze Skanska gain four miles of original aspect dual carriageway to glue the southern portal of the Decrease Thames Crossing tunnel with the A2/M2 in north Kent.

Skanska noticed off a shortlist that also integrated Costain, BFV JV (Bam Nuttall, Ferrovial and Vinci and Kier Eiffage JV.

Decrease Thames Crossing procurement director Katharina Ferguson mentioned: “Skanska has a track file of providing innovative low carbon solutions to projects, and leaving an actual legacy of skills and innovation within the local crew. We gaze ahead to working together to bring this desperately wished fragment of original infrastructure in a manner that pushes the boundaries in low-carbon building and social payment.”

The Kent Roads contract is the second of three main contracts for the £9bn Decrease Thames Crossing. In January 2023, a £1.2bn contract to gain the Essex roads north of the Thames become once awarded to Balfour Beatty. Kier Eiffage become once the absolute top contractor on the shortlist for both aspect dual carriageway applications nonetheless did no longer win either.

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A separate £2.3bn contract for the tunnels and approaches is anticipated to be awarded later this year.  The shortlist for this contains:

  • BFV Joint Venture; Bam Nuttall, Ferrovial and Vinci, supported by Atkins, Tecnica y Proyectos (TYPSA) and Stantec
  • Bouygues Murphy Joint Venture (BMJV), supported by Mott McDonald and Ove Arup & Partners
  • Dragados-Hochtief Joint Venture (DH JV).

Nationwide Highways has utilized for a fashion consent direct (planning permission for projects of this scale). The Planning Inspectorate began the six-month course of of detailed examination of the plans on Twentieth June 2023. If consent is granted, the six-year building interval is anticipated to originate in 2026.

Nationwide Highways is awarding the contracts earlier than consent being granted to contractors time for detailed invent work and logistics planning.

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