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North London waste and energy procurements attract international market response

Jul 01, 2010
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has today announced the names of bidders that will be invited to submit outline solutions for providing future waste services and fuel use solutions for North London.

The bidders are:

On Waste Services

  1. Biffa Waste Services Ltd
  2. FCC Skanska (Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA and Skanska Infrastructure Development UK Ltd) (consortium)
  3. Shanks PFI Investment Ltd
  4. SITA Lend Lease (SITA UK Ltd and Catalyst Lend Lease) (consortium)
  5. Urbaser SA (with Shanks PFI Investment Ltd and Covanta Energy Ltd) (consortium)
  6. Veolia ES Aurora Ltd, John Laing Investments Ltd and Costain Ltd (consortium)
  7. Viridor Waste Management Ltd.

On Fuel Use

  1. CEMEX UK Operations Ltd
  2. Covanta Energy Ltd
  3. E.ON Energy from Waste AG / Wheelabrator Technologies Inc (consortium)
  4. SITA Lend Lease (SITA UK Ltd and Catalyst Lend Lease) (consortium)
  5. SSE Generation Ltd
  6. Veolia ES Aurora Ltd, John Laing Investments Ltd and Costain Ltd (consortium)
  7. Viridor Waste Management Ltd (Viridor and Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore Pte Ltd (consortium).

Today's announcement is the third major step on the Authority's procurement following the publication of a notice in the European Journal in April 2010 and Government's commitment in March 2010 of £258.4m of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits to help pay for new facilities. This PFI credit award has recently been confirmed in the light of the Government's recent review of past spending decisions.

Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of the NLWA, said today:

"We are delighted to have received such a substantial market interest, including pre-qualification submissions from very many of the leading waste and energy companies that are active in the UK and European markets. That interest rightly reflects the importance of the North London procurement in market terms and the steps that the Authority has taken to bring forward a highly deliverable project.

Bidders will need to develop proposals that are second to none in terms of delivering high quality environmental solutions and that are affordable and represent value for money. Those that do so have good prospects of securing a valuable and high profile contract"

-ENDS-

Notes to Editors

The NLWA is the statutory waste disposal authority for the London Boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

The Authority manages the disposal of approximately 900,000 tonnes of municipal waste per annum - approximately 3% of the national total. This is expected to grow to more than one million tonnes in the future partially as a result of housing growth.

The eight North London authorities (NLWA and seven Boroughs) have agreed a joint municipal waste management strategy which includes an ambition for 50% of North London's waste to be recycled and a significant reduction of waste that goes to landfill.

Details of the Authority's plans to secure a new future contract and a 'reference project' on new facilities are set out in an Outline Business Case.

On 21 April 2010, the NLWA published contract notices to prospective bidders in the Official Journal of the European Union. There will be separate contracts or waste services and fuel use.

Under the OJEU notice, potential bidders were invited to submit expressions of interest, to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire and, in the case of the fuel use procurement only, to also complete a pre-dialogue questionnaire.

The long list of bidders announced today are those that successfully pre-qualified, including demonstrating their legal, financial and technical ability to deliver a contract of this type. In the case of the fuel use procurement only the long list also reflects Authority decisions on the number of bidders that should be carried forward to the next stage.

For further information please contact Keith Harper, Communications Manager, North London Waste Authority on 020 8489 4360 or email: communications@nlwa.gov.uk