Posted on July 24, 2015
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc will today begin the tendering process for three main operations and maintenance (O&M) contract packages to support the £1billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.
Having previously named
The three contract packages being tendered are:
- Lagoon Maintenance: including maintenance of the lagoon wall, turbine housing structure and mariculture park, as well as maintenance dredging
- Public Realm Infrastructure Maintenance: including maintenance of the visitor buildings; boating centre and research laboratory; roads, car parks, landscaping and lighting; potable, foul and surface water system; 11kV supplies; IT & telecoms infrastructure
- General Facilities Management Services: facilities management for day-to-day operational activities such as public access control, security, transport, cleaning and waste disposal
The contracts are together valued at ~£4million per annum, with registration open today at the procurement portal www.sell2wales.gov.uk. Successful contractors will be selected via a competitive two-stage pre-qualification and formal invitation to tender process which begins this summer.
Gerwyn Tumelty, Operations & Maintenance Manager for Tidal Lagoon Power: “The creation of these packages brings a clear focus to the non-power generating assets which are needed to safely operate the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant and make the most of its potential for multi-functional use.
“The tendering process will ensure the right levels of competition, innovation and skill is sourced from the supply chain and will maximise local jobs for the future. This is just the beginning of a home-grown industry that expert analysis suggests has the potential to contribute £3.1bn to UK GDP in each year of asset operation.” *
Roger Evans MBE, Chair of the Tidal Lagoon Industry Advisory Group: “The creation of these O&M packages provides yet another opportunity for local and national companies to register their interest in being a part of a major £1billion investment in Wales. It builds on the clear intentions already given by the project’s major delivery partners to maximise opportunities for a British workforce, partners and supply chain in the construction of the lagoon.”
Julie Williamson, Chairman of the Federation of Small Business in Swansea Bay: “We have worked closely with the developer from the outset to understand opportunities for local businesses. The announcement of the tier one contractors, CHEC, GE and Andritz,
As well as registering at www.sell2wales.gov.uk, where all major tender opportunities will be listed. A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for a contract to construct the lagoon’s offshore visitor centre has also been posted on the site. A further tender for the construction of the lagoon’s boating centre will proceed through the summer.
*A macroeconomic impacts study by the
Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) Plc
Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) plc is a special purpose vehicle company established specifically to construct, own and operate the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant at Swansea Bay. The 320MW installed capacity project, developed by Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd, has a design life of 120 years and a net annual power output of over 500 GWh; enough to meet the annual electricity requirement of over 155,000 homes, or over 90% of homes in the Swansea Bay area.
The company is steered by the UK’s leading experts in major infrastructure design and delivery. Its board is led by Keith Clarke CBE as Non-Executive Chairman, supported by a governance board that includes Bernard Ainsworth OBE and Mike McNicholas. Project delivery will be led by
In December 2014, the project was named in
The project was awarded a Development Consent Order on June 9th 2015. The first phase of negotiations with the
Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd
Tidal Lagoon Power is driving a critical change in the UK’s energy mix by developing infrastructure to harness natural power from the rise and fall of the tides. Its first project, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, establishes a scalable blueprint for a series of UK tidal lagoons. The company is developing a fleet of six tidal lagoons to meet up to 8% of UK electricity demand. This fleet will exploit the opportunities that tidal lagoons offer for social, economic and environmental transformation, progressing projects that contribute positively in each area.