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CH2M-led joint venture announced as HS2 Phase One Engineering Delivery Partner

The £350 million contract is due to run for ten years and will see the CH2M-led consortium work with HS2 Ltd in an integrated team to drive long term efficiencies across the design and construction of the line.

CH2M, the global engineering and programme management company, has been named as part of a consortium with Atkins and SENER as the Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) responsible for the delivery of Phase One of High Speed 2.

The £350 million contract is due to run for ten years and will see the CH2M-led consortium work with HS2 Ltd in an integrated team to drive long term efficiencies across the design and construction of the line, extending through to the commissioning of the railway.

The consortium will provide expert engineering, programme management and construction management support as well as assisting with preparation for the procurement of the main civils contracts for the London to Birmingham stage of the route.

CH2M, who have been working with HS2 Ltd since 2012 as Phase One Development Partner, provide global programme management expertise, with Atkins bringing engineering expertise and SENER drawing on international high speed rail experience. 

Commenting on the contract win, James Rowntree, CH2M’s Managing Director of Transportation, Europe, said: “The CH2M/Atkins/SENER consortium is delighted to have been named as the Engineering Delivery Partner for HS2 Phase One. This marks a significant step forward in the delivery of this important infrastructure programme, which will link up the UK's regional economies and create vital growth up and down the country. CH2M looks forward to building on its close relationship with HS2 Ltd from its current role as Phase One Development Partner, and working alongside Atkins and SENER in driving this programme forward."

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