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CH2M earned £104M in fees for HS2 work since 2011

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CH2M was paid a total of £104M for its work on High Speed 2 (HS2) since 2011 transport minister Andrew Jones said in a response to a written question in Parliament.

The answer also reveals that in the last full financial year 2015/16, CH2M was paid £32.4M.

The question on how much funding had been paid to CH2M for its work on the project since 2009 was raised by HS2 opponent MP Cheryl Gillan.

The Chesham and Amersham MP asked what had been paid by both the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd.

Transport minister Andrew Jones replied saying that CH2M had played a “crucial” role on all aspects of the development of the HS2 project and that it had been the ”driving force” behind the Phase 1 hybrid bill. HS2 Ltd has stressed the transparency and lengths it has gone to in avoiding conflicts of interest throughout the procurement processes.

“The company has provided project and programme management, engineering and environmental expertise and resource and was the driving force behind the preparation and passage of the Phase 1 hybrid bill,” said Jones.

“This phase of their work came to an end in December 2016. In 2016, in a 50/50 partnership with Atkins, CH2M Hill was appointed as the phase 1 engineering delivery partner for the delivery phase of the HS2 project, providing expert engineering support for all aspects of HS2 Ltd’s work.”

Jones gave the breakdown of the money paid to the company since 2011 as follows:

Calendar YearPayments in Financial Year (excl VAT)

2011/12

£1,438,120

2012/13

£14,371,903

2013/14

£17,058,089

2014/15

£25,334,600

2015/16

£32,454,382

2016/17

£9,493,030

Engineering delivery partner contract:

Calendar YearPayments in financial Year (excl VAT)

2016/17

£4,062,843

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