The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has today announced a shortlist of three bidders that have been chosen to develop detailed waste services solutions under the NLWA procurement.
This follows an evaluation of outline solutions that were received in January from five bidders.
The three bidders are:
- FCC Skanska (Formento de Construcciones y Contratas SA and Skanska Infrastructure Development UK Ltd) (consortium)
- SITA/ Lend Lease (SITA UK Ltd and Catalyst Lend Lease) (consortium)
- Veolia ES Aurora Ltd.
The NLWA's procurement is for modern sustainable waste facilities and is divided between a contract for waste services, including the production of a solid recovered fuel (SRF) and a separate contract(s) for energy generation from the use of that fuel. An announcement on a shortlist for the fuel use procurement is expected shortly.
Speaking today, the Chair of the NLWA, Councillor Clyde Loakes said:
"Today's announcement, reflecting a unanimous decision by NLWA Members, is an important step forward in our aim of securing a 21st century waste services solution for North London. It follows the set back that we received when Government withdrew PFI credit support from our project in October 2010.
"We are very pleased with the excellent market response to our procurement. The outline solutions we have received demonstrate good prospects of meeting our recycling ambitions, and diverting waste from landfill, at a lower cost than we had expected. This is good news for the council taxpayers of North London.
"We look forward to continuing to work with the three bidders to identify the most economically advantageous tender and to appoint a contractor. We expect to select a preferred bidder in 2012 and to reach financial close in March 2013"
Notes for 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.
The NLWA is currently undertaking a competitive procurement for future waste disposal services and investment in new infrastructure to avoid the effects of the increasing landfill tax, and to meet national, regional and local demands for a more sustainable waste solution including more recycling and recovery.