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Private Finance Initiative in Scotland

Back in the late nineties the Government policy in Scotland was to use PFI to finance major capital investment. These schemes are all now operational. However they were typically let as 25 or 30 year Finance, Build, Own, Operate schemes. Successful bidders included Sterling Water a consortium comprised of Thames Water, Montgomery Watson and Gleeson and Catchment a consortium of Bectel, North West Water and Morrison Construction. All these schemes are complete but as they are 30 year contracts responsibility for operating them remains with the PFI consortia. The schemes are:

North of Scotland Water

  • Carnoustie and Arbrath Waste Water Treatment; 90 million
  • Inverness main drainage and Fort William Sewage Treatment; 45 million
  • Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Fraserborough and Peterhead sewage and sludge treatment; 80 million
  • Murray Coast Wastewater treatment; 42 million

East of Scotland Water

  • Esk Valley Purification Scheme; 30 million
  • Levenmouth Purification Scheme; 47 million
  • Almond valley and Seafield Sewage Scheme; 140 million

West of Scotland Water

  • Dalmuir Sewage treatment; 50 million
  • Daldowie/Shieldhall sludge treatment centre; 65 million
  • Meadowhall (Irvine), Ayr, Stevenson and Inverclyde sewage treatment; 65 million

For more details call Paul M Hipwell

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