Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Contractors sought for £150m Liverpool biomass facility

Contractors are being invited to bid for a £150 million deal to build a biomass storage and transfer facility at Liverpool docks.

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, subsidiary to Peel Ports, wants a contractor to build its Biomass Import and Storage and Outloading to Rail facility.

Work will consist of a quay side facility for the unloading of biomass material (wood pellets) from vessels; biomass material transfer (conveyor) systems, transporting material from vessel discharge system to the storage facility, and from the storage facility to the train and road transport loading area.

The biomass storage facility may consist of full design, engineering and construction of the storage structures, all associated infrastructure requirements (power, water, drainage, roads, lighting) and all required control and automation systems, all fire detection and suppression systems.

It will also include train and road transport loading facilities. This contract will be let as a single contract however it may be designed and delivered in either one phase or in two phases.

The development will be located at Liverpool Docks, Liverpool.

The full scope of the project is to store approximately 350,000 tonnes of biomass wood pellets. The scope of Phase 1 of the two phases is to store approximately 100,000 tonnes of biomass wood pellets.

The approximate construction cost of the entire scheme is £150m with phase 1 expected to cost £60m.

The deadline for requests to participate is 26 April at 12pm.

Contact Richard Woosnam by email at or by calling 01519496000.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.