LONDON, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Employee-owned 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."
CH2M is the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world's most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue, the firm's ~25,000 employees operate from offices in 50 countries across five business segments: water; environmental and nuclear; transportation; oil, gas and chemical; and industrial and urban environments, including global events such as the 2012 London Olympics. CH2M ranks among Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and programme management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environmental Center's Gold Medal Award, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute's highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with the firm at http://www.ch2m.com; linkedin.com/company/ch2m; twitter.com/ch2m; facebook.com/ch2mhill; and search for jobs at ch2m.com/careers