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16.05.12

Two more HS2 contracts awarded

Engineering consultants firm Parsons Brinckerhoff has won two HS2 contracts, under the ‘professional services framework’.

The two contract, worth £8m, will see the company working with HS2 Ltd to provide a ‘whole system’ approach to optimise the overall rail systems design and provide the appropriate balance with functionality, safety, sustainability, cost and value, it said.

It will also take a lead role across all designers for system-wide and operational and maintenance (O&M) issues, and will support other designers on civil engineering, construction and environmental issues in specific geographical areas.

Director of rail Darren Reed said: “HS2 provides a unique rail engineering challenge in terms of performance, environmental measures and stakeholder liaison and we are delighted to bring our international experience in major rail schemes and rail engineering to this iconic project.”

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