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10-Feb-2018

HS2 Contractors - Chilterns

Enabling Works

The enabling works contract (Ground Investigation, Newt counting) has been placed with Fusion JV - a collaborative venture between Morgan Sindall, BAM and Ferrovial . "The scope of activity will range from ecology and environmental works, demolition, archaeology, utility diversions and highway realignments."

The ground investigations commenced late last year (2016).

HS2 Main Works Contracts placed

(Chris was up late, to make this statement).

Contracts for works northwards of the Chilterns Tunnel North Portal have been placed with the (C)EK consortium -

Carillion
was  "a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities " but unfortunately went broke. Kier Group will take over Carillions commitments (& employees), but this is unlikely to reduce the overall costs of the project.
Eiffage
one of Europe's leading construction and concessions companies.
Kier Group
a leading integrated property, residential, construction and services group

The consortium has been awarded lots C2 (North Portal-Brackley) and C3 (Brackley - Long Itchington), with a total value of £1.4bn -

"These Lots will be awarded in two stages. Stage One will be a 16-month period to develop a design, a programme and a Target Cost for the construction of the works. Stage Two is the construction of the main works and this is expected to take between four and five years to complete."

Chiltern Tunnels

The Chiltern tunnels (with vent shafts) and Colne Valley Viaduct contract (Lot C1) has been placed with the Align joint venture -

Sir Robert McAlpine (UK)
(Based in Hemel Hempstead - convenient)
Bouygues Travaux Publics (France)
Together with our partners and clients, Bouygues UK delivers award-winning construction, development and regeneration projects to the most exacting standards across public and commercial private sectors.
VolkerFitzpatrick (UK)
one of the UK's leading engineering and construction companies, providing specialist building, rail, civil engineering and industry focussed skills