Latest Rail News

22.02.16

HS2 phase one bidder Fusion JV appoints AECOM as lead designer

Fusion JV, the joint venture between Morgan Sindall, Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall bidding to win HS2 civils enabling works contracts worth £900m, has appointed AECOM as its lead designer for phase one activity.

If the joint venture is successful in the race for at least one of three work packages, AECOM will draw on its experience of delivering high-speed projects globally, such as in Spain, and rail schemes in over 20 other countries – as well as its participation in Crossrail.

Dr Mark Raiss, engineering director for civil infrastructure at AECOM, said: “This is an opportunity for AECOM to bring its global high speed rail capability to a landmark UK project of national importance, working with Fusion to support HS2’s vision of making the project a catalyst for growth across Britain.

“Our work with Fusion builds on the long-standing collaborative relationships that we have with all three JV partners.”

The joint venture, a combination of each company’s expertise in design and construction, has formed primarily to bid for the HS2 contracts, which cover enabling works, surface routes, viaducts and tunnels.

It is running against six other joint ventures in the bid for at least one of three geographic packages, including the northern, central and southern sections of phase 1 between London and the West Midlands.

This is understood to be the first appointment of a lead designer amongst the seven running consortia, but Align JV (Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, Morrison Utility Services and VolkerFitzpatrick) and BBV JV (Balfour Beatty and Vinci) have already appointed project directors.

Representatives from all seven bidders also met up with the industry’s supply chain earlier this month to network with potential partners who show the specific capabilities needed to deliver works.

The formal invitations to tender will go out in the spring, with contract award expected later this year.

(Top image c. HS2 Ltd)

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

12/08/2019Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the network... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in the Midlands. He said: “It’s very... more >