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    Reference: 20130397
    Release date: 27 September 2013

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    The AWPR/B-T project involves the construction of about 58km of new dual carriageway. The project is almost exclusively greenfield. It includes the construction of 12 new intersections, extensive drainage, earthworks and pavement works, as well as the construction of over 150 structures (including two significant river crossings). The project will also accommodate a number of intelligent transport system elements.


    AWPR/B-T aims at (i) relieving congestion and (ii) improving safety in the road networks in and around Aberdeen.



    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    GBP 271 million (EUR 326 million)

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    GBP 800 million (EUR 960 million)

    Environmental aspects

    All the major components of the AWPR/B-T project (the AWPR (Northern Leg, Southern Leg, Fastlink) and Balmedie-Tipperty are classes of development that fall under Annex I of the EIA Directive (Directive 2011/92/EU). EIAs have been undertaken and following a screening assessment on potential adverse impacts on habitat sites, Appropriate Assessments were performed in accordance with the Habitats (92/43/EEC) and Birds Directives (2009/147/EC). Environmental decisions in favour of the projects have been issued by the competent authorities.


    The project is to be procured using the Scottish Governments Non-Profit Distributing model. The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.


    Signed - 12/12/2014


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    United Kingdom Transport