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Bids under way for £200m Irish tunnel

CONTRACTS LIMERICK

CONSULTANT High-Point Rendel has been appointed to prepare a tender design for a consortium bidding a £200 million tunnel project in Ireland.

The team has linked up with the CLCBL consortium featuring Bouygues for the Limerick Tunnel PPP scheme.The 10 km bypass includes a tunnel under the river Shannon.

The pair are also working on the New Tyne Crossing tunnel near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Other bidders for the Irish scheme, Limerick Relief Road phase 2, are Sli Nua (Laing O'Rourke, Hochtief and Halcrow), Direct Route (Kellogg Brown & Root, Strabag, John Sisk and Lagan) and ShannonLink (HBG Ascon, PJ Hegarty and Vinci. ) Tenders are due back in mid-July, with a decision set for the end of the summer.