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HS2 and Crossrail 2 back ICE’s digital transformation

Crossrail 2

High Speed 2 9HS2) and Crossrail 2 are among 13 infrastructure bodies contributing to a new ICE report on digital transformation.

Transport for Greater Manchester, Scottish Power and Tideway are also among the organisations signed up to the initiative to improve project delivery and asset management.

They join Project 13 early adopters including Heathrow Airport Expansion, Anglian Water, the Environment Agency and the National Grid as part of the Infrastructure Client Group. 

Speaking at Autodesk AU London, Mott Macdonald head of information advisory Andy Moulds said the 13 organisations will provide feedback on digital transformation in infrastructure for an upcoming ICE report.

While Moulds said he was happy to have these companies signed up, he admitted that he has been  “hoping to be able to unveil more names” at this point.

“We had far higher ambitions for participants but this is what we have so far,” Moulds said. “In my own view this is a good start, but it is just a start.

“Trying to get the likes of Network Rail, Highways England and even Transport for London to sign up has been hard.”

He added: “I think it [Project 13] will resonate with the big six but it just hasn’t happened yet.

“So far the biggest challenge has been finding the right person to give the go ahead.”

Project 13 has been designed to deliver better outcomes for the public and customers of infrastructure, a more highly skilled, innovative workforce and create a more sustainable, productive construction industry.

Infrastructure Client Group

Transport:

  • Crossrail 2
  • Heathrow
  • HS2
  • Transport for Greater Manchester

Energy:

  • National Grid
  • Scottish Power
  • UK Power Networks

Water:

  • Anglian Water
  • Environment Agency
  • Northumbrian Water
  • Scottish Water
  • Tideway
  • Welsh Water

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