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Jacobs scoops key Crossrail design contract

Jacobs has scooped Crossrail design frameworks for the Tunnels & Shafts and Central Stations categories of the project.

Work will include the detailed design and management of the design for Crossrail during the construction phase. Jacobs will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work within these categories. The design framework agreements will last the life of the project. The railway is scheduled to open for business in 2017.

Officials did not disclose the contract value.

The Crossrail programme will provide a critical infrastructure link for London and South East England. It will deliver a world-class, affordable railway, with a high frequency, convenient and accessible train service across the capital starting 2017. The new route will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport in the west, right across the capital into Essex and Kent in the east, travelling underground through the city center between Paddington and East London. It will operate with main line-size trains, carrying more than 1,500 passengers in each train. Preliminary works are scheduled to begin in early 2009 with main construction starting in 2010.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Mike Higgins stated, “We are delighted to have been selected for this world-class project, which further strengthens our position in the rail sector.”

Jacobs, with over 55,000 employees and revenues exceeding $12.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

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