UK: HS2 Announces Atkins Consortium as Phase One Enginering Delivery Partner
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HS2 Ltd have announced a consortium of CH2M, Atkins and SENER as the Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner. The team will work with HS2 to develop and deliver the design and construction of the line should it be approved by Parliament late this year or early next.
The consortium will supply engineering and construction management support, in addition to helping HS2 Ltd prepare the procurement of the main civils contract. Phase One of the route runs from London to Birmingham. CH2M and Atkins have worked on London’s Crossrail project, and SENER has experience from the development and construction of Spain’s high-speed lines.
The contract will last a duration of ten years , and relates also to the technical assurance of the design.
HS2 Ltd Managing Director – Construction, Jim Crawford, said:
“Today’s contract award marks an important milestone as we continue to move towards the start of construction in 2017. It is vital that we constantly challenge our suppliers to ensure we deliver long-term value for money for the taxpayer as well as a world-class railway for all our passengers, stakeholders and communities along the line.
“That’s why I’m pleased to welcome CH2M/Atkins/SENER to the team, and look forward to seeing HS2 benefiting from their considerable skills and experience of delivering world-class infrastructure on time and on budget.”
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said:
“The Engineering Delivery Partner will play a key role in bringing HS2 to fruition and CH2M/Atkins/SENER bring clear expertise. Today’s announcement means we are one step closer to getting spades in the ground next year for this transformational project.”