Peel Ports invites bids for £750m of works

Port operator Peel Ports seeks contractors to carry out £750m of works at the Port of Liverpool as well as its other UK and Irish sites. Tony McDonough reports

Port of Liverpool
Peel Ports is operator of the Port of Liverpool and several other UK and Irish ports


Peel Ports Group is inviting bids from contractors for £750m worth of work at its UK and Irish ports, including the Port of Liverpool.

It has announced two new frameworks covering a long-term programme of works at Liverpool, Heysham Port, Manchester Ship Canal, London Medway, its Clydeport sites, Great Yarmouth, and Dublin Port.

Peel Ports, the UK’s second-biggest port operator, is seeking to appoint contractors to the two frameworks for a period of up to eight years. One framework covers general construction and the other covers marine construction.

This underpins the delivery of Peel Ports’ long-term construction pipeline, with the scope of the frameworks covering both existing infrastructure improvements, and the development of new infrastructure.

Lewis McIntyre, managing director – port services at Peel Ports Group, said: “Our ports form a network of busy logistics hubs servicing local, national and global supply chains.

“This move represents a huge step in our efforts to futureproof that network, so we can keep responding and adapting to our port users’ needs in an agile way.

“The long-term nature of these framework agreements allows us to build meaningful, commercially sustainable partnerships with our construction contractors.

“It further allows us to appoint a collection of regional suppliers to give us breadth and depth of scope, skill, and responsiveness.

READ MORE: Peel Ports Logistics wins Drax shipping deal

READ MORE: Stanlow could be ‘world’s first decarbonised refinery’

“The way the frameworks are structured provides invaluable opportunities for the successful partners to design and build  sustainable solutions for our various projects, in what will be a truly collaborative approach as we aim for net zero by 2040.”

The call for tenders notes that bidders should be able to demonstrate first class delivery of health, safety, environmental and quality requirements, including local community engagement.

They also need to support Peel Ports in the delivery of its ambition to become a net zero port operator by 2040. The procurement process is expected to take place throughout 2024, with contracts expected to be awarded towards the end of 2024.

You might also like More from author

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Username field is empty.