Transport Initiatives Ireland (TII) has confirmed its advisory team to deliver the €9.5 billion ($9.7bn) Dublin MetroLink project.
Advisers to the public side include:
- SNC Lavalin – operations
- NDFA – financial
- Jacobs Engineering Group – design
- Idom – design
- Pinsent Masons – legal
- A&L Goodbody – legal (local)
- Grimshaw Concept – architect
- Certifer – safety
At the time of writing, there was some uncertainty as to whether TII will look to procure further external advisers, given the scope of the project.
The PPP has been mired in a years-long battle for state approval, and finally received the green-light from the Irish government in July 2022.
MetroLink has a projected cost of €9.5 billion and aims to provide more than a billion trips on its electric, carbon-neutral rail line.
TII is in talks to bring on board a delivery partner to help manage the project as well as a client partner to advise on the procurement process.
This is the latest iteration of MetroLink following the original Transport 21 project from 2005. However, Transport 21 took a fatal hit during the 2008 financial crisis and the project was scrapped until 2017, when it was revived as MetroLink.