Three of Europe’s leading infrastructure companies, Morgan Sindall, BAM, and Ferrovial have officially announced the name of their joint venture for HS2: Fusion. The joint venture has formed primarily to bid for contracts on the HS2 high speed rail scheme including enabling works, surface route, viaducts, tunnels, and stations.
Fusion combines each company’s expertise in design, construction and innovation in a collaboration that is uniquely equipped to deliver the complex infrastructure and community solutions required for HS2. Fusion’s ultimate aim is to connect people and communities to support and stimulate business growth – both through HS2 and other pioneering infrastructure programmes.
The Fusion partners have a hugely impressive track record, which includes the delivery of high speed rail in Spain, UK (HS1), Holland and Belgium, as well as the maintenance of significant elements of the Spanish and Dutch high speed network.
The Fusion team has been working closely together for over three years to crystallise its joint offer and governance structure for the JV. This ensures Fusion is ready for the start of the HS2 procurement cycle. Fusion has established its headquarters in Birmingham.
Roger Robinson, the experienced construction executive, has been appointed as independent Chairman of Fusion, and says he is extremely excited about the HS2 programme and the talent that Fusion brings.
"To be involved in HS2 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - and Fusion is ready to make it a reality. The amalgamation of our portfolios and the pool of talent available in our people and supply chain is extraordinary. We are uniquely placed to support HS2 in connecting communities across the UK to new opportunities and growth, and to take the construction industry to the next level in terms of collaborative delivery of significant infrastructure. We are committed to realising HS2's potential in harmony with the communities along the route, and in collaboration with the many other organisations that will form the HS2 team."
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Morgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through five divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, affordable housing, urban regeneration and investments.
BAM has a worldwide reputation for delivering some of the most complex and challenging civil engineering projects and in the UK has delivered several significant schemes that are helping to shape modern Britain. The Royal BAM Group has a diverse range of customers in both public and private sector with an annual turnover of £5.5bn across all sectors employing over 25,000 people. Within the UK BAM Nuttall delivers significant civil engineering schemes in rail, marine, tunnelling, highways, remediation and water sectors, working with both their UK sister and European group companies to provide a complete service. BAM’s collaborative approach to delivery of challenging multidisciplinary projects includes Network Rail Frameworks, HS1, Crossrail, Borders Rail, London 2012 Olympics and LU Station upgrades, all with significant engineering, stakeholder and logistical challenges that will be required for the delivery of HS2.
Ferrovial is the world’s leading investor in transport infrastructure, with revenues of £7bn and a forward order book of £24bn. Originally established as a rail business, today Ferrovial operates across four arms – construction, services , toll roads and aviation, offering an end-to-end capability for major infrastructure assets. This includes asset management, design, construction, financing and operation and maintenance, and decommissioning at the end of design life.
Ferrovial Agroman is the construction arm and manages major, complex, multidisciplinary design and construction projects around the world, in sectors including rail, highways, tunnels, marine, airports and energy. The company has operated in the UK and Ireland since 2003. Flagship projects in the UK include the Crossrail, Heathrow Terminal 2A, London Underground’s new Northern Line Extension and the Central Section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel as well as the M8/M73/M74 Motorway Improvement project in Scotland’s Central Belt. Our activities in Ireland include the M3 motorway Clonee-Kells, the DBFO2 in Northern Ireland and the first trans-border motorway in the A1-N1 corridor.