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Bechtel signs HS2 Phase 2b contract

high speed rail

Bechtel has signed the contract for the High Speed 2 (HS2) phase 2b development partner role.

The signing comes after initial winner CH2M withdrew from the role amid allegations of conflicts of interest.

HS2 tightened its procurement procedure in the wake of the debate over the role of played by Christopher Reynolds, a former HS2 Ltd chief of staff, who worked for the body’s chief executive up until last June before moving to CH2M in September.

Bechtel UK managing director Paul Gibbs said: “We look forward to bringing Bechtel’s expert project capability to HS2 phase 2. Over seven decades, we’ve delivered rail projects including the Channel Tunnel and High Speed One, and currently Crossrail, through our global, UK-headquartered infrastructure business.”

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