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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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Fugro’s ROV Survey and Monitoring Services help install World’s longest Subsea Interconnector

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway. National Grid NSN Link Ltd and Statnett SF are building an electricity interconnector between Kvilldal in Norway and Blyth in the UK which, on completion, will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world. Fugro’s innovative survey and monitoring solutions supported the installation of two cables through the mountain between Hylsfjorden and Lake Suldalsvatnet, and along the lakebed at a depth of 210 m.

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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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RWE chooses State-of-the-Art electrical Transmission System for its 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

  • World’s number 2 in offshore wind further strengthens its renewables business in the UK
  • GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine chosen as preferred suppliers for the project’s high voltage direct current transmission system
  • Offshore construction works expected to start in 2023 / More than 50 % of the system components will be manufactured in local UK facilities
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Update on Contracts – High Speed 2 and Highways England

Costain confirms that its joint venture company, Skanska Costain Strabag, (“SCSJV”) has been granted notice to proceed by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited to commence full detailed design and construction of Phase 1 of the HS2 railway in area south as part of the Main Works Civils Contract.

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Salini Impregilo joins short List for mega sustainable Mobility Project to protect Stonehenge archeological Site in UK

Salini Impregilo has joined the short list for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down sustainable mobility project valued at £1.6 billion (€1.8 billion) to conserve Stonehenge, one of the most important archeological sites in the United Kingdom, as well as improve the quality of life of the surrounding area, stimulate economic development and foster tourism. The project involves the construction of a dual carriageway road.

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Anglo American secures Future of Woodsmith Polyhalite Project in UK

On 20 January 2020, the boards of Sirius Minerals Plc (Sirius), Anglo American plc (Anglo American) and Anglo American Projects UK Limited (Bidco) announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Sirius by Bidco (the Acquisition), to be implemented by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act (the Scheme).

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