Eptisa has been appointed as part of the design team of a international consortium for a large road infrastructure in Liverpool, U.K.

The project, known as Mersey Gateway Project, will be driven by the consortium Merseylink, in which participate as sponsors Macquarie Capital, Bilfinger Project Investments and FCC Construcción

November 11 2013

Eptisa has been appointed as part of the design team for Merseylink who are the preferred bidders for the design, construction, financing and operation of the new Mersey Gateway Crossing, between Runcorn and Widnes, in the outskirts of Liverpool.

The project encompasses the design of a new crossing of the Mersey River upstream of the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge and the main road access infrastructures for Halton Borough Council, the project client.

The consortium named Merseylink is formed by the three sponsors Macquarie Capital Group Limited (Australia), Bilfinger Project Investments Europe Limited (Germany) and FCC Construcción S.A. (Spain), who will responsible for finance and operation the infrastructure during next 30 years. In the construction phase will participate the construction companies Samsung C&T Corporation (Korea), FCC Construcción S.A (Spain), Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Limited (England). And besides Eptisa, the companies Flint & Neill, URS, Fhecor and Dissing + Weitling will collaborate on the design.

The bridge is a triple tower concrete cable stayed bridge with 1000 m of suspended deck and extensive approach viaducts providing improved public transport links across the river and relief to the congested Silver Jubilee Bridge. The project will deliver transport and environmental benefits by reducing travel times across the river and by keeping traffic free-flowing. Cycling and walking routes will become more user-friendly. It will also improve traffic safety and reduce congestion in Halton and the North West.

The construction period for the project will be kept as short as possible as Merseylink are committed to minimizing the impact on local communities and stakeholders.


 
 Eptisa has been appointed as part of the design team of a international consortium for a large road infrastructure in Liverpool, U.K.