Laing O’Rourke Wins Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Gig

The £1 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has concluded one of the project’s main civil engineering and construction package tenders.

Namely, Laing O’Rourke has been named as preferred bidder for the £200 million contract to deliver the lagoon’s 410 metre turbine house and sluice structure block.

This element of the build will require up to 500 workers at peak construction, a substantial number of whom will be local to South Wales. Concrete, reinforcing and other materials will also be sourced locally. Laing O’Rourke has named Arup as its lead design and engineering partner for the contract.

Andrew McNaughton said: “Announcing that Laing O’Rourke is joining the team is a major step forward for the project. As preferred bidder, their contribution over the next few months alongside General Electric and Andritz Hydro will be invaluable in preparing for delivery on site in 2016.”

Jonathan Adams, Project Lead at Laing O’Rourke, said: “From London 2012 to St Pancras International Station to Heathrow Terminal 5, we’ve been involved in the delivery of some of the UK’s most celebrated infrastructure projects. Today, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is the talk of the international construction industry and we are thrilled to be playing a part in its delivery.”