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10.12.15

Shortlist announced for £900m HS2 civils enabling works

Some of the biggest names in civil engineering are in the running to win HS2 contracts worth £900m.

The contracts for civil enabling works cover utility diversions, ecology surveys, archaeology, establishing site compounds, site clearance, demolition, ground remediation, watercourse activities, highways realignments, monitoring and instrumentation, structural reinforcements and drainage, HS2 Ltd says.

The work is split into three geographic packages (the northern, central and southern sections of phase 1, between London and the West Midlands), with each of the below joint ventures and collaborations in the running for at least one.

  • BBV JV (Balfour Beatty Group plc, Vinci Construction Grands Projets SAS, Vinci Construction UK Ltd, Vinci Construction Terrassement SAS)
  • CEK JV (Carillion Construction Ltd, Eiffage Travaux Publics, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas)
  • Costain Skanska JV (Costain Ltd, Skanska Construction Ltd)
  • LM (Laing O’Rourke, J. Murphy & Sons)
  • Morgan Sindall / BAM / Ferrovial JV (Morgan Sindall plc, BAM Nuttall Ltd, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd)
  • Align JV (BouyguesTravaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, Morrison Utility Services, Volkerfitzpatrick)
  • Momentum Infrastructure (Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd, Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH, Dragados SA)

The formal invitations to tender will go out in the spring, with contract award later in 2016.

Simon Kirby, HS2 Ltd chief executive, said: “Today’s shortlist marks an important milestone as we move towards the start of construction in 2017 and a real boost for the UK construction industry. Over the course of the next few years, the winning bidders will go on to employ thousands of people on site and in the supply chain, preparing the ground for the start of major civil engineering.

“Announcing the shortlist now will help give business the certainty they need to push on with their bids, start to put in place supply chains and invest in recruitment, training and education ahead of the start of construction.”

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