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HS2 contractor supports small businesses to win work to build Britain’s new railway

HS2’s Contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS Railways), are launching a virtual enterprise academy for the second time and are looking for small...

HS2 helps UK rail freight bounce back as 100th train rolls into Bucks construction site

The 100th freight train arrived at HS2’s main construction site in Buckinghamshire this week, as the latest figures show that construction of the UK's new...

HS2 shortlists bidders for high voltage power supply systems

HS2 has shortlisted bidders for its high voltage (HV) power supply systems. The winning organisations will go on to deliver electrical systems covering 280km...

HS2 Innovation Accelerator company pioneers technology to cut carbon and concrete waste

A company developing technology to reduce the amount of concrete used on HS2 has received a major funding boost that will accelerate and broaden...

HS2 contract awards drive growth for Stoke-on-Trent firm

Thanks to its success in securing HS2 contracts, business is booming for Wardell Armstrong, Staffordshire’s largest provider of professional services. The company is among...

HS2 casts first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments ahead of TBM launch

Preparations for the launch of HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines ramped up this week as the first of 112,000 walls segments for the Chiltern...

River diversion in Warwickshire avoided as a result of HS2 design refinements

HS2 has revealed revised designs of the railway in the Canley Brook area near Kenilworth in Warwickshire which will significantly reduce environmental impacts and...

HS2 begins work on UK’s longest rail viaduct

HS2 began work this week on the UK’s longest railway bridge, with an expert team of ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300...

New HS2 pilot project swaps steel for retired wind turbine blades to reinforce concrete

Worn-out wind turbine blades destined for the incinerator will instead be used to create carbon-friendly reinforced concrete on Britain’s new high speed rail network,...

Stafford company Deep Soil Mixing uses recycling on a massive scale at HS2 site in the Midlands

Stafford-based ground remediation contractor, Deep Soil Mixing used a sustainable soil mixing solution to geotechnically improve the ground at an HS2 site near Coleshill...

North East companies urged to seize HS2 contract opportunities

Businesses in the North East of England are being encouraged to bid for millions of pounds worth of upcoming contracts supporting the delivery of...

HS2 launches contract race for Engineering Management System

HS2 has began the search for a specialist contractor to deliver the high-tech monitoring systems that will enable remote supervisory control of railway assets...
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