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Ferrovial awarded £300M contract for HS2 enabling works in United Kingdom

Category: General / 18 November 2016

Ferrovial Agroman, in joint venture with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall, has been selected to complete enabling works on the Central Section of the high speed railway which will join London and Birmingham.

Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman, in joint venture with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall as FUSION, has been selected by HS2 Ltd to complete £300m worth of enabling works on HS2, the UK's new 225km high speed line between London and Birmingham. Amey, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, will support Ferrovial Agroman in the delivery of the enabling works.

The Central Section, awarded to Ferrovial Agroman, is 102km in length and will run all the way between Birmingham Airport and the outskirts of London.

The full scope of activities will include - utility diversions, ecology and environmental surveys, archaeology, establishing site compounds, site clearance, demolition, ground remediation, watercourse activities, monitoring and instrumentation, structural reinforcements and drainage as well as the construction and rebuilding, realignment and closure of highways. This phase will begin in early 2017.

In the rural counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire the central package will bring extensive environmental challenges, and archaeological works at many sites of historical interest.

Ferrovial Agroman continues to add to its vast experience in the design, construction and maintenance of high speed rail. In addition to constructing a quarter of Spain's high speed rail network, managing interfaces with all lines on the network to date, the Company has also been awarded contracts to build a stretch of California's high speed rail as well as the future high speed rail line in Texas between Dallas and Houston.

About Ferrovial

Ferrovial is one of the world's leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 96,000 employees and operates in over 20 countries. Its main business areas are: Services, Toll Roads, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good; all its operations are conducted in compliance with the principles of the UN Global Compact, which the company adopted in 2002.

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