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  Extensions to the Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow Airport have been approved by UK secretary of state for transport Stephen Byers. The Heathrow Express and the Piccadilly Line will be extended from the present Central Terminal Area at Heathrow to the proposed Terminal 5. Two 3.4 km single-track tunnels will be constructed for the Heathrow Express extension and two 3.5 km single-track tunnels will be built for the Piccadilly Line extension. A new underground people mover will link the new terminal building with satellite buildings. Visit www.sra.gov.uk 14/02.Restricted invitation to tender, deadline 08.12.2008, for three-year assets and facilities maintenance contract for shafts and tunnels and other installations of the Heathrow Express railway. Estimated value range EUR13.43 million to EUR19.7 million. http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=293353-2008 Contact Mark Chestney, tel +44 2087 506600, e-mail hex@halcrow.com 46/08.


Award of lots 1 & 3 of 3 year assets and facilities management contract for Heathrow Express, including shafts and tunnels, value GBP11.65 million excluding VAT, to Amey Community Ltd of Oxford, with option to renew for further 7 years. Award of lot 2, value GBP1.078 to Firstco Ltd of London. More from Mark Chestney at Heathrow Express Operating Company in London, tel +44 20875066-00, fax -90, e-mail hex@halcrow.com http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=167525-2009 26/09.


United Kingdom, Surrey - uk/37

Highway Bypass

  Hindhead bypass comprising 1.6 km-long twin-tube, two-lane, 11.5 m-diameter NATM tunnels in cemented sands and gravels with up to 60 m cover to be let by Highways Agency as design/build contract, value $150 million. Prequalification expected this year. Visit www.mouchel.co.uk and www.highways.gov.uk 19/01. Preinformation notice published on 2nd October for planning, design and contruction of a 6.5-km dual 2-lane road in Surrey including the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead tunnel with a 11-12 m diameter depending on excavation technique. NATM assumed. Geology consisting of sand and weakly cemented sandstone. Tunnelling costs of £67 million funded by central government. Consultants Mouchel involved up to 1995. WS Atkins recently appointed to prepare contract documents and act as Employers Agent. Visit http://ted.eur-op.int, document S 189-129630, or fax +44 1306878123. Also visit www.highways.gov.uk 42/01. Restricted tender, deadline 3rd December, 2001 for 6.5 km of dual two-lane trunk road including the 1.7 km twin bored tunnel under Hindhead Common. Visit http://ted.eur-op.int, document S 213-146004 or contact Highways Agency, Dorking, fax +44 013 06 878123. 46/01. The Highways Agency has awarded a £320,000 contract for ground investigation work for the A3 Hindhead tunnel scheme to Soil Mechanics Ltd. The work involves the drilling of twelve boreholes to determine ground conditions and monitor groundwater levels between August and November 2002. It forms part of the investigations being undertaken to provide 1.7 km twin tunnels beneath Hindhead Common for the realignment of the A3. The contract to design and build the new road will be awarded in September 2002. Work would start in 2005 and be completed by 2009. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 34/02. Five consortia have prequalified for the design and construction of the 6.5 km realignement of motorway A 3 including the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead tunnel. They are: Amec and Halcrow; Balfour Beatty and Mott McDonald; Costain, Scott Wilson and Symonds; Alfred McAlpine; Bouygues, Mouchel and Donaldson; and Nishimatsu, Mowlem and Brown & Root. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 37/02.Balfour Beatty has been selected by the Highways Agency for the 6.5 km A3 Hindhead scheme, a £129.8 million design/build project including a 1.9 km two-lane twin bore tunnel to remove the A3 trunk road from Hindhead village and the Devil's Punchbowl, a famous natural landmark. Mott MacDonald will act as designer to Balfour Beatty. The two companies will develop the scheme design in sufficient detail to permit publication of draft orders and preparation of the environmental statement in late summer 2003. Detailed design and construction will begin immediately the final scheme is approved, with a completion target date of 2009. Mott MacDonald is responsible for all design aspects, including civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, fire and safety systems engineering. Probably NATM tunnel. Visit www.highways.gov.uk, www.balfourbeatty.com and www.mottmac.com 41/02.Sandvik will supply Balfour Beatty with three DT820-AC twin boom tunnelling jumbos for the 2 x 1.9 km Hindhead tunnel project, which will complete the dual carriageway link between London and Portsmouth, in the west. Click here. Visit www.sandvik.com 52/07-01/08.Balfour Kilpatrick, the services and power systems business of Balfour Beatty, has been awarded a GBP25 million contract to deliver mechanical and electrical services for Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, which is currently working on the GBP371 million A3 Hindhead tunnel project on behalf of the Highways Agency. The scheme includes a 1.8 km twin-bore tunnel under the Devil's Punch Bowl. The Hindhead tunnel will feature cross-passages every 100 metres and state-of-the-art safety and communications systems, including high quality lighting and ventilation, CCTV surveillance and radio-rebroadcast systems to convey appropriate information to tunnel users. Click here. Visit www.balfourkilpatrick.com 22/08.


UK-based Navtech Radar will supply six ClearWay TS350-X radar for real-time incident detection for the 2 x 1.7-km Hindhead Tunnel, opening mid-2011, and part of the new 6.5 km road to complete the dual two-lane A3 highway link between London and Portsmouth. For more, visit uk/37 and www.nav-tech.com. 15/10.


Restricted tender, deadline 02.07.2012, for management, maintenance and refurbishment of Highways Agency (HA) roads and highways in Area 3, including 1.7 km-long, twin-tube Hindhead tunnel. Contract value range: EUR124-173 million, VAT not included. Contract duration 01.03.2013 to 31.8.2018. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=167835-2012 and http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=174194-2012. 24/12.


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  Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority has decided on a new $140 million two-lane, immersed tube tunnel beneath the River Tyne to be financed, designed, built and operated by a private consortium. The new tunnel will effectively dual the existing A19, one of the key economic corridors in the North-East of England. Tenders will be issued in late-2003 and work is expected to begin in May, 2004 for an opening in December, 2006. More from bompr@compuserve.com or visit www.arup.com 25/01. Bid submitted by the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority to build a new £139 million Tyne tunnel. Public inquiry expected to be held in the autumn of 2002. If the scheme is approved, the new 1.6 km tunnel could be open by 2007. Immersed tube technique plus cut-and-cover. Visit www.twpta.gov.uk/ntc/index.htm 23/02.Preinformation notice for design, build and finance of a new vehicular tunnel between north and south Tyneside, all approach roads and associated works. Also operation and maintenance of the new tunnel, the existing vehicular tunnel and the existing pedestrian/cycle tunnels. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=214500-2003, OJ S 241, or contact Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority, Newcastle, fax +44 1912116099. E-mail paul.fenwick@newcastle.gov.uk. Visit www.twpta.org.uk 02/04.Restricted procedure, deadline 3rd February, 2004 for construction-related highway services including new construction, improvements, refurbishments, traffic management, repairs and maintenance. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=002056-2004, OJ S 3, or contact Council of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, fax +44 1912115909. E-mail john.ramsay@newcastle.gov.uk or jean.jarvis@newcastle.gov.uk 03/04.Negotiated procedure, deadline 7th May, 2004 for design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of a new immersed tube tunnel, all approach roads and associated works. Also includes the upgrading of ventilation, communications, signing and emergency escapes in the 1,645 m-long existing tunnel as well as operation and maintenance of the existing tunnel and the existing pedestrian/cycle tunnels. DBFO contract expected to be awarded in autumn 2005. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=046374-2004, OJ S 54, or contact Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority, Newcastle, fax +44 1912116099. E-mail paul.fenwick@newcastle.gov.uk. Visit www.newtynecrossing.info 13/04.The four prequalified bidders for the second Tyne crossing are Balfour Beatty; John Laing; Bouygues; and a joint venture of Mowlem / Nuttall / Vinci. The four are now on the shortlist for the next stage of the procurement process. The project is to build a new 1.6 km immersed tunnel parallel to the existing crossing. The estimated capital cost is approximately GBP180 million at today's prices. Visit www.newtynecrossing.info 41/04.The Bouygues Travaux Publics-led consortium has been appointed preferred bidder designate for the New Tyne Crossing by the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority (TWPTA). The final 30-year concession contract to finance, design and construct a second vehicle tunnel alongside the existing Tyne tunnel and to operate and maintain all the tunnels (including the pedestrian and cycle tunnels) under the river, is expected to be signed in August this year. Bouygues beat the Balfour Beatty-led Connect North East consortium, which has been placed on stand-by should agreement not be reached with Bouygues. The Bouygues team includes Parsons Brinckerhoff, Wood Holmes Group, Hall Construction, Clancy Dowcra, Faber Maunsell, Insite Environments, Colas and Able UK. The New Tyne Crossing is a 1.5 km immersed tunnel and major and complex civil engineering project which will complete the dualling of the A19, a strategic road that links the North East's three largest conurbations. Click uk/36. Read E-News Weekly 6/2007, 5/2006, 44/2005, 34/2005 & 5/2003. Visit www.newtynecrossing.info, www.bouygues-construction.com, www.pbworld.com and www.fabermaunsell.com 17/07.After being named preferred bidder a few months ago, Bouygues Construction has signed the contract worth more than EUR500 million to build and operate the new Tyne crossing under-river tunnels in Newcastle. A concession operator named TT2 and made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, HSBC Infrastructure Fund II and Bank of Scotland Corporate was selected to carry out the work, which is expected to take four years, followed by the operation of the tunnels. The contract includes the design and construction of a new tunnel, the renovation of the existing tunnel, financing and the operation of the whole system for 30 years (including the duration of the works). Visit www.newtynecrossing.info and www.bouygues-construction.comMotorway A19 that links Newcastle's north and south is a dual two-lane carriageway that narrows to one single lane in each direction in the tunnel. This bottleneck causes important disruptions. The new tunnel, which will duplicate the existing tunnel link, is 1,600 m long, whereof 360 m under the Tyne. For its crossing of the river, the tunnel will consist of 90 m-long precast concrete caissons. Bouygues proposed the TIMBY (standing for Tunnel IMmergé BouYgues) process developed by its engineers Pierre Longchamp, Philippe Autuori and Patrick Palbras in conjunction with Herrenknecht but the caissons will be built in the classical manner in a dry yard. Click here. The TIMBY concept has received in January this year the first innovation prize from the French federation for public works (FNTP). Visit www.fntp.fr/actualite/dp/DPinnovation26012007.pdfTyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority (TWPTA) is to provide a subsidy of EUR160 million, HSBC Infrastructure Fund II, Bank of Scotland Corporate, and Bouygues Travaux Publics will provide EUR54 million in capital, and TT2 has contracted a EUR290 million senior debt loan from banks HSBC, Bank of Scotland Corporate and Natixis. Construction of the new tunnel, worth EUR355 million euros, will start first. When finished, all traffic will be diverted through the new tunnel while the existing tunnel is renovated and upgraded to current safety standards. Work is slated to commence in March 2008 for opening of the new tunnel and the renovated existing tunnel in December 2011. 49/07.In December, Arup has been appointed technical advisor during the construction phase which will see the existing Tyne tunnel double in capacity by introducing a new 1.6 km tunnel, including an immersed tube tunnel. The new tunnel will carry two lanes of southbound traffic while the existing tunnel will be converted to carry two lanes of traffic travelling northbound. Arup worked with the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority (TWPTA) for the last eight years to develop designs for the crossing and to help procure a concessionaire for the project. Construction of the new Tyne crossing is scheduled to begin next spring and take four years. Read E-News Weekly 4/2008. Click here. Visit www.arup.com and www.newtynecrossing.info 08/08.The contract to build the immersed tube section of Newcastle's GBP260 million Tyne tunnel has been awarded to specialist contractor Volker Stevin Marine by tunnel concessionaire TT2, a consortium led by French contractor Bouygues Travaux Publics. It handed Volker Stevin Marine the GBP16 million contract to manufacture, transport and submerse the tunnel units that will form the structure's 360 m immersed tube section. The contract involves the construction of four 90 m-long split sections of rectangular precast and reinforced concrete, which are 8.5 m by 15 m in size and altogether will require 14,400 cubic metres of concrete. The tunnel sections will be built in the dry dock before being floated down the Tyne adjacent to the existing tunnel where they are expected to be submerged in Autumn 2009. TT2 began preliminary works on the 1.6 km tunnel in April and is set to begin the cut-and-cover section of the structure this summer. The new Tyne crossing will run parallel to the existing Tyne tunnel between East Howdon on the north bank of the river Tyne and Jarrow on the south bank. The new tunnel will carry all southbound traffic, whilst the existing tunnel will carry all northbound traffic. Visit www.volkerstevin.co.uk and www.newtynecrossing.info 24/08.Meanwhile, consultant Halcrow has also been appointed to design the mechanical and electrical systems for the new Tyne crossing. The M&E design will include tunnel-related aspects of ventilation, fire and incident detection, fire suppression, traffic control, electrical supply arrangements, drainage and lighting. Visit www.halcrow.com 24/08.French-owned Bouygues Travaux Publics has appointed consultants HPR to design and manage the new Tyne crossing. The brief will include design coordination and designing components of the scheme, managing regulatory approvals and consents for the scheme, and design of highway works, the immersed tunnel, cut-and-cover tunnel approaches, bridges and buildings. The new Tyne crossing will deliver a second two-lane 1.6 km vehicle tunnel under the River Tyne to ease traffic congestion between East Howdon and Jarrow, and will complete the dualling of the A19 from its junction with the A1 in southeast Northumberland to north Yorkshire. The new tunnel is expected to open in 2010 and the refurbished existing tunnel complete in late 2011 to bring it up to modern safety standards. Construction costs are estimated at GBP260 million. Visit www.hprconsult.com and www.newtynecrossing.info 27/08.Restricted invitation to tender, deadline 26.01.2009, for asbestos removal and encapsulation works on caulking in central Newcastle tunnels owned by Nexus, the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Executive. Contract commencement 01.04.2009. Prequalification requirements, together with specs and docs, from Paul Claughton at Nexus, tel +44 19 1203 3355, e-mail paul.claughton@nexus.org.uk. http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=336748-2008 01/09.


Invitation to tender using restricted procedure, deadline 19.12.2011, for under-river tunnel construction work involving refurbishment and conservation of the Tyne pedestrian and cyclist tunnels which are of special architectural and historic interest. Web portal www.nepoportal.org for information and electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate. Further information, specs and docs from Liam Gormley of TWITA in Newcastle, tel +44 191211-6929, fax -4832, e-mail corporate.procurement.team@newcastle.gov.uk to whom mailed tenders or requests to participate must be sent. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=365107-2011. 47/11.


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Government go-ahead for $270 million, 14 km-long South Hampshire Rapid Transit light rail system from Fareham to Gosport with 1 km-long tunnel beneath Portsmouth harbour. Work on BOT scheme should start 2003 for completion 2006. More from www.hants.gov.uk 21/01. Notice of works concession published by the Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the South Hampshire Rapid Transit, Phase 1 (SHRT-1) between Fareham, Gosport and Portsmouth. A 1 km immersed tube tunnel under Portsmouth Harbour will link Gosport Esplanade with The Hard. Deadline 25th March, 2002. Visit http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/ojs/en/frame.htm, OJ S 26, document 19624-2002 or contact Hampshire and Portsmouth City Councils as joint promoters, Portsmouth, fax +44 023 92841765. E-mail lrt@hants.gov.uk 07/02.


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Restricted invitation to tender, deadline 16th May, 2001, for design and target cost construction of $150 million, 2 km-long Stonehenge bypass tunnel in chalk for UK Highways Agency, Birmingham, fax +44 (0)1216 788299. World heritage site, for which TBM would be the natural choice. Visit www.mottmac.com and www.highways.gov.uk 18/01. Prequalification list for tunnel to divert A303 road around Stonehenge World Heritage site includes Costain-Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Mowlem-Miller, Sir Alfred MacAlpine-Amec, and Sir Robert MacAlpine-Bouyges. This is notionally a cut and cover tunnel with bored option. However, cut and cover is not a realistic proposition in an area of such archaeological importance, so the underground option is likely to be chosen. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 38/01.A jv between Balfour Beatty and Costain has been awarded an improvement scheme contract for the A303 road close to Stonehenge by the Highways Agency. The project includes a bypass for the village of Winterbourne Stoke and a 2 km tunnel for the A303. The jv will be supported by designers Halcrow and Gifford. Construction work to start in 2005, subject to Public Inquiry. Visit www.highways.gov.uk 14/02.The government has shelved plans to build a 2.1 km tunnel by burying the A303 in the surroundings of Stonehenge because the tunnel's estimated cost has ballooned from GBP284 million two years ago to GBP470 million. The new estimate would have made the Stonehenge tunnel one of the most expensive stretches of road ever planned, exceeding the 1.6 km Limehouse link tunnel from the City to Canary Wharf in east London, which cost GBP450 million in the early 1990s. The increase in the cost was due to two main factors: very large quantities of soft, weak chalk and a high water table, with the ground water potentially rising to the surface at times of heavy rainfall. These factors would significantly complicate the tunnelling process and extend the overall construction period of the scheme. Construction was due to have started this spring and the tunnel would have been completed by 2009. Click uk/34. 30/05.


Highways England has been awarded to an Atkins/Arup joint venture. It is a package of work with an estimated value of EUR23.04 million to design options for A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down to take to public consultation and ultimately to find a preferred route announcement. The scheme includes a tunnel near Stonehenge and a bypass for the village of Winterbourne Stoke. Subject to statutory procedures, the proposed scheme is on target for construction work to start by April 2020.

The design team, appointed under Highways England’s Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF), will provide technical services including highway and tunnel design, environmental and geotechnical engineering, acoustics and prepare a public consultation on options in readiness for a preferred route announcement. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/contract-awarded-for-the-a303-between-amesbury-and-berwick-down-stonehenge, http://www.arup.com/ and  http://www.atkinsglobal.com. 04/16. 


Open invitation to tender, deadline 28.09.2016, for a Technical Partner for A303 Amesbury-Berwick Down project. Value contract EUR47.15-59.94 million, excluding VAT. Duration contract 93 months from award. Contact Highways England, Woodlands, attn Annabel Dunn, Bedford, tel +44 3004704819, e-mail Annabel.Dunn@highwaysengland.co.uk. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=268817-2016. 31/16.


Prior information notice without call for competition for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project which passes through the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS).

Highways England, charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads, wishes to formally make the market aware of potential opportunities in relation to the project.

The project comprises of a new dual, two-lane carriageway approximately 13 km long between Amesbury and Berwick Down consisting of  a bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till; a new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the WHS, replacing the existing Longbarrow Roundabout; a twin-bore tunnel through the WHS and past Stonehenge c.2 miles in length; a new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess Roundabout.

Estimated date of publication of contract notice: 31/07/2019.

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For more information on the A303 Stonehenge project please visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a303-stonehenge-amesbury-and-berwick-down/.

Contact Highways England, Birmingham, tel +44 1210000000, email cipmarketengagement@highwaysengland.co.uk. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=056979-2019.



Competitive dialogue, deadline 13.09.2019, for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down project which passes through the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS). The project comprises of a new dual, two-lane carriageway approximately 13 km long between Amesbury and Berwick Down consisting of  a bypass to the north of Winterbourne Stoke with a viaduct over the River Till; a new junction between the A303 and A360 to the west of and outside the WHS, replacing the existing Longbarrow Roundabout; a twin-bore tunnel through the WHS and past Stonehenge 3.3 km in length; a new junction between the A303 and A345 at the existing Countess Roundabout. Value contract EUR1.39 bn (GBP1.25bn), excluding VAT. Duration of the contract is from 04/01/2021 to 31/12/2034.

For bid documents https://highways.bravosolution.co.uk where offers must be sent. Contact Highways England Company Ltd, Birmingham, email procurementa303@highwaysengland.co.uk. Visit http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=328673-2019.



Highways England has shortlisted the following three international groups to build the EUR1.85 bn (GBP1.7bn) Stonehenge tunnel:  BM JV (Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and J Murphy & Sons Ltd), HD JV (Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH and Dragados SA) and MORE JV (FCC Construccion SA -42.5%, Salini Impregilo SPA-42,5% and BeMo Tunnelling UK Ltd -15%). The three groups in the next 6 months will have a competitive dialogue with Highways England. They  have to submit their final tenders by October. The winner will be announced in 2021.

At the beginning of March in the 2020 budget document from the UK government confirmed the funding of the new, high-quality dual carriageway and of the two-mile tunnel in the South West to speed up journeys on the A303 removing traffic from the iconic setting of Stonehenge.

The government is transforming regional connections through the largest ever investment in England’s motorways and major A roads. The second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) will spend over £27 billion between 2020 and 2025. The project is included in the RIS2. For further information please use this link . 13/20.


Wessex Archaeology Limited secured the  EUR38.46 million (GBP35 million) contract for archaeological protection and excavation work ahead of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge ) upgrade. The  contract has been awarded now to enable Wessex Archaeology to start their pre-planning, with fieldwork not expected to start until late spring 2021, should planning consent be granted for the scheme. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/highways-england-announces-archaeological-specialists-for-a303-upgrade-near-stonehenge. 44/20


National Highways (UK) selected the More Joint Venture composed of Webuild (42,5%), FCC Construccion (42.5%) and BeMo Tunnelling (15%) as its Preferred Bidder for the GBP1.25 billion (EUR1.48 billion) contract for the tunnel and main construction work for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme past Stonehenge. The A303 Stonehenge - Main Works Contract covers the construction of the proposed 2 miles (3.3 km) tunnel’s civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and technology components along with the approach 8 miles (approximately 13 km) of free-flowing, high-quality dual carriageway roads, a new bypass to the north of the village of Winterbourne Stoke and junctions with the A345 and A360 either side of the World Heritage Site. Estimated duration construction works 5 years.    

The tunnel alignment will be underneath the World Heritage Site, closely following the existing A303 route, but a further 50 metres away from the Stonehenge monument, avoiding important archaeological sites, and avoiding intrusion on the view of the setting sun from the stones during the winter solstice .  

The contract will only become live once the Secretary of State for Transport has concluded the current process of relooking at the planning application for scheme, following the quashing of the decision to grant the Development Consent Order last year.   

The More Joint Venture will be supported with a design partnership made up of Atkins, Jacobs and Sener.  


Mace, the international construction and consultancy company, has won on a five-year contract to deliver commercial services on two of National Highways’ major projects through its Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP).  

Following Mace’s appointment to Lot 1 of the £420m National Highways framework for commercial and project management services in 2021, the company has been appointed as the Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) Commercial Partner on the delivery of both the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements, and the A303 Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down dualling scheme.  

Mace’s work will involve delivering commercial services including cost consultancy and quantity surveying, as well as acting as a liaison between National Highways and its main contractors.  

National Highways’ CIP is focused on delivering more complex and higher value improvement schemes, focused on nationally important infrastructure. Visit https://www.macegroup.com. 24/22. 


The MORE consortium composed of Webuild (42.5%), FCC Construcción (42.5%) and BeMo Tunnelling UK (15%)  secured the A303 Stonehenge – Main Works Contract, value EUR1.5bn (GBP1.25-bn),  to improve the A303 trunk road and excavate a tunnel near Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down in southern England. The signing of the definitive contract comes after the Group and its partners were named preferred bidders in May.  

The contract entails building a near 13-km dual carriageway with a 3.3-km tunnel that will remove traffic that passes through the UNESCO World Heritage Site and return the landscape to something resembling its original setting. 

The contract covers the construction of the proposed tunnel’s civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and technology components, including the TBM, along with the approach roadworks and structures and the environmental components. Construction is to last five years. 

Visit https://www.webuildgroup.com, https://www.fccco.com and https://www.bemo.net/ and http://ted.europa.eu/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=551530-2022. 39/22. 


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Amec has been awarded a £16.1 million contract to construct a high voltage cable tunnel in Dartford for the National Grid Company. The tunnel length is 2.4 km in length and 3 m internal diameter. It will be driven under the River Thames at depths up to 30 metres through Upper Chalk, Seaford and Lewes formations. Amec will use one of its Lovat TBMs, upsized to 3.5 metre external diameter, operating in earth pressure balance mode. The lining will be precast concrete trapezoidal segments produced and supplied by C V Buchan, a sister Amec business. The segments are 3.35 m external diameter, 1.2 m long, with 6 plates to a ring. Babtie Group are National Grid Company's designers and project supervisors. Tunnelling will start in August 2003 and is programmed to last four months. The contract value includes extensive civil engineering, mechanical and electrical and other works. The project will be financed by the National Grid Company. Visit www.amec.com 14/03.


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Contract under negotiation for construction of East Trunk sewer from Dunfermline to North Queensferry STW, 3.45 km-long x 2 m-diameter and gradient 1:300 at depths of 5-50 m through sedimentary and igneous rocks. Main consultant, Mott McDonald, Glasgow; hydraulics design, East of Scotland Water (Waterway Consultants) and University of Abertay; site investigations, WIMTEC; project sponsor, Jim Thomson, East of Scotland Water Authority, fax +44 1383 848417 or visit www.eswa.org.uk November 2000.


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Contract award to Barhale Construction for 2.1 km-long x 1.2 m-diameter drainage tunnel value $3 million to be excavated using shielded TBM over 44 week period for Anglian Water and Cambridge city council. Visit www.barhale.co.uk October 2000.


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Water Supply

Award of $140 million design/build contract for Loch Katrine scheme including two 1.8 m-diameter TBM tunnels totalling 1 km in length to Stirling Water consortium comprising Gleeson, Thames Water, and Montgomery Watson. Work at site to start mid-2002 for completion 2005. Visit www.thames-water.com 24/01.


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Light Rail

Design and construction underway for 10m wide twin bore light rail cut-and-cover tunnels for an extension to passenger transit system at Stansted airport with station at Satellite Building No. 3 designed by the BAA/Brown & Root/Laing airport infrastructure team for completion early 2001. Visit www.halliburton.com August 2000.