Shortlisted bidders announced for HS2 rail system contracts

shortlisted biddersHS2 has shortlisted bidders for its track systems and for tunnel and lineside mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems. The winner will deliver around 280 km of state-of-the-art high-speed track and infrastructure that will enable the UK to run some of the world’s most frequent and reliable long-distance rail services.

Both sets of contract opportunities cover design and construction between London, Birmingham and Crewe, where HS2 trains will join the existing West Coast Mainline. The winners of the track systems contracts will also take a lead role in managing and coordinating the complex interfaces between the track and other elements of the rail systems.

The contracts for track systems and tunnels and lineside M&E are expected to be awarded in 2022.

The companies invited to tender for track systems are:

Lot 1 – Phase One (Urban – London and Birmingham) – £434 million (EUR 478.7 million)

  • Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, ETF SAS, TSO SAS (BBVT Joint Venture)
  • Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd and BAM Nuttall Ltd (Ferrovial-BAM Joint Venture)
  • Colas Rail Ltd
  • Strabag AG UK and Rhomberg Sersa UK (Strabag Rhomberg Sersa Joint Venture)

Lot 2 – Phase One (Open Route – Central) – £526 million (EUR 580.2 million)

  • Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, ETF SAS, TSO SAS (BBVT Joint Venture)
  • Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd and BAM Nuttall Ltd (Ferrovial-BAM Joint Venture)
  • Colas Rail Ltd
  • Strabag AG UK and Rhomberg Sersa UK (STRABAG Rhomberg Sersa Joint Venture)

Lot 3 – Phase One (Open Route – North) – £566 million (EUR 624.3 million)

  • Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, ETF SAS, TSO SAS (BBVT Joint Venture)
  • Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd and BAM Nuttall Ltd (Ferrovial-BAM Joint Venture)
  • Colas Rail Ltd

Lot 4 – Phase 2a (Track) – £431 million (EUR 475.4 million)

  • Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, ETF SAS, TSO SAS (BBVT Joint Venture)
  • Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd and BAM Nuttall Ltd (Ferrovial-BAM Joint Venture)
  • Colas Rail Ltd
  • Strabag AG UK and Rhomberg Sersa UK (Strabag Rhomberg Sersa Joint Venture)

 

The rail, switches and crossings and pre-cast slab track will be delivered by separate suppliers, with the track systems contractor coordinating the design, logistics and installation. The winning bidders are set to commence work on site once the tunnels, bridges, viaducts and earthworks are complete.

The winning track systems contractors will oversee the design and construction of plain line track, switches and crossings, an infrastructure maintenance depot, managing construction logistics and supporting the testing and commissioning phase. They will also act as Construction Design and Management (CDM) Principal Contractor for the trace and be responsible for logistics and consents co-ordination.

The winner of the estimated £498 million tunnel and lineside M&E package will be a principal contractor, delivering the design, supply, manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance, until handover, of the Phase One and Phase 2a tunnel and lineside M&E systems.

This includes the tunnel services within the shafts, tunnels and cross-passages, low voltage power services and distribution in the open route. The contractor will also design, supply, install, test and commission the tunnel ventilation systems.

For tunnel and lineside M&E shortlisted bidders are:

  • Alstom Transport UK Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Bailey Joint Venture (BBB JV) – a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Group Ltd and NG Bailey Ltd
  • Costain Group PLC

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