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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 richard.woosnam@liverpool2.com or by calling 01519496000.

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