TS – Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route – UK - Project Profile
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Transport Scotland (TS) is undertaking the construction of bypass around the city with a fast link section to Stonehaven, Scotland, the UK.
The project involves the construction of 55km dual two-lane AWPR. It includes the construction of 12km two-lane A90 Balmedie-Tipperty improvement scheme, 39km of new side roads, 22km of slip roads, two focal point bridges, pedestrian way, the installation of traffic signaling system.
The AWPR and the A90 Balmedie-Tipperty schemes are planned to be implemented under one Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model form of contract.
Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen Roads Ltd have been appointed as associated developers.
In January 2013, TS has released tender for construction contract and in May 2013, 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) were four consortiums shortlisted for the project.
Tarmac Ltd has been appointed as the supply contractor to deliver a range of building materials for the project.
In September 2013, Scotia Roads Group has withdrawn from the bidding process. The Scottish Government has confirmed its 81% share of project value; and Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council’s will fund US$117 million each.
In June 2014, Connect Roads consortium (Balfour Beatty Investments, Carillion Private Finance and Galliford Try) was selected as a preferred bidder to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) the project.
In August 2014, preparatory works on the project were commenced and are underway.
On December 12, 2014, Aberdeen Roads Ltd, formerly known as Connect Roads consortium (Balfour Beatty Investments, Carillion Private Finance and Galliford Try) was appointed as the DBFO contract for the proposed project.
In December 2014, Connect Roads consortium secured financial closer for the proposed project.
On February 23, 2015, AWPR announced separate tenders for supply and installation of bridge parapet restraint systems of US$1.8 million, supply and installation of road communication, information and other intelligent road systems of US$6.9 million, Design supply and installation of road lighting of US$6 million, supply installation and certification of road barrier/restraint systems of US$3.8 million, Installation of replacement dry stone walling of US$3.1 million, supply and installation of road traffic signs of US$1.5 million,supply installation and certification of concrete permanent road restraint barriers of US$2.3 million with deadline as March 9, 2015. However, the contractors are yet to be appointed.
In February 2015, construction activities commenced.
On January 7, 2016, joint venture of Breedon Aggregates and Whitemountain were awarded US$80 million sub-contract to supply and lay asphalt for the project.
In June 2016, the project was put on hold due to the force majeure conditions.
On August 28, 2016, works on Craibstone and Dyce Drive junctions completed and opened to public.
On January 15, 2018, Carillion Plc was liquidated due to bankruptcy. Galliford Try Plc and Balfour Beatty Construction US will undertake the remaining construction.
Construction activities are expected to get delayed.Scope
The project involves the construction of 55km dual two-lane AWPR in and around Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland, the UK.
The US$1,170 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 12km dual two-lane A90 Balmedie-Tipperty road
2. Construction of 39km of new side roads
3. Construction of 22km of slip roads
4. Construction of two focal point bridges
5. Construction of pedestrian way
6. Installation of traffic signaling system
7. Construction of other related infrastructure facilitiesReasons To Buy