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HS2 heralds formal Start of Construction as a 22,000 ‘jobs boost’ for Britain

  • Major milestone for Europe’s largest infrastructure project as it moves from enabling works to full construction following Government’s approval for Notice to Proceed in April
  • HS2 Ltd and its Tier One contractors expect to recruit for around 22,000 roles in the coming years to build the Phase One route – offering people a path back into work after the pandemic
  • HS2 Ltd CEO Mark Thurston: “the reality of high speed journeys joining up Britain’s biggest cities in the North and Midlands and using that connectivity to help level up the country has just moved a step closer”
  • NEW HS2 animations, infographics, drone footage and more available at this link: https://visual.library.hs2.org.uk/p/share/HoMPX6th7pT2
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Webuild: Work starts on Section of Verona-Padua High-Speed/High-Capacity Railway in Italy

 

The IRICAV 2 consortium led by the Webuild Group has signed a contract worth a total of about €2.5 billion to start work on the first section of a high-speed/high-capacity railway being developed between Verona and Padua and commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) (Gruppo FS Italiane). The signing comes as the Group forges ahead with Progetto Italia, a strategy to consolidate and strengthen Italy’s infrastructure sector. The Group owns 83% of the consortium (Webuild 45.44%, Astaldi 37.49%) and Hitachi Rail STS.

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First piece of Work undertaken on Network Rail Design Services Framework

Mott MacDonald is undertaking its first piece of work for the new Network Rail Design Services Framework. The project is supporting the development of a new system to support degraded mode working on the railway during signalling system failures. The DMWS project is part of Network Rail’s Research & Development Portfolio – it’s £245M investment programme over CP6 to drive improvements to the safety, performance and efficiency of Britain’s railway infrastructure.

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Webuild and Fincantieri deliver the Keys to Genoa’s new Bridge

Fifteen months after construction began on Genoa’s new bridge, Webuild and Fincantieri deliver the keys to the completed structure to Marco Bucci, the city’s mayor and the project’s extraordinary commissioner. Work on the fixtures on the top part of the bridge is complete, the static load test certification has been issued, and the final inspection ahead of the opening of the bridge to traffic has been conducted. With the signing of the final documents to formalise the transfer of the bridge from the commissioner to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and, subsequently, the concession operator that will take charge of the bridge and open it.

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Skanska builds new Bridge in Trondheim, Norway

Skanska has signed a contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on the construction of a new bridge in Trondheim, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 805 M, about SEK 800 M, which will be included in the Nordic order bookings for the third quarter 2020.

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Webuild’s Mobilinx Consortium wins Award for Hurontario Project in Canada

Webuild, formerly Salini Impregilo, and its partners in the Mobilinx consortium have won the “Proximo North America Rail Deal of the Year 2019” for the most innovative project financing transaction in the case of the €917-million (about CAN$1.3-billion) construction of Metrolinx’s Hurontario light rail transit line near Toronto, Canada. Astaldi, which is becoming part of Webuild under Progetto Italia (Project Italy) to consolidate Italy’s fragmented construction sector, was part of the consortium when the project was awarded in October 2019.

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Settlement North/South Metro Project, Cologne in Germany

The City of Cologne, Cologne Public Transport (KVB) and the joint venture (‘Arge’) that constructed a section of Cologne’s North/South metro line have reached an agreement to settle all outstanding claims with regard to this project, including damages caused by the collapse of the building of the City archives on 3 March 2009.

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