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06.05.20

Balfour Beatty VINCI appoint new MD to lead its HS2 project

Balfour Beatty VINCI today (May 5) announced the appointment of Michael Dyke as Managing Director.

He will be responsible for providing leadership for the delivery of its HS2 main civil engineering contracts between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to the West Coast Main Line tie in, worth a combined total of £5bn.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Balfour Beatty said Michael is a proven leader responsible for managing large infrastructure projects, programmes and businesses across multiple geographies and sectors.

More recently, he was Chief Executive Officer for eight20, the water alliance that brought together Thames Water and seven other global contracting and consulting businesses.

Balfour Beatty VINCI, a long-established joint venture between two global infrastructure leaders, was awarded two main works civil engineering contracts worth a combined total of £5bn in July 2017.

The joint venture later received Notice to Proceed back in April, marking a key milestone in Britain’s largest regeneration project which will create thousands of employment opportunities, dramatically increase rail capacity and support the economic growth of the UK.  

Michael Dyke said following the announcement: “This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Balfour Beatty VINCI, having received Notice to Proceed for the main works civil engineering contracts last month. I look forward to working alongside HS2 and our expert people and supply chain partners, to safely and successfully deliver this critical piece of national infrastructure.”

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