HS2 Joint Venture Appoints New Project Director

A new project director has been appointed to the HS2 joint venture between Morgan Sindall, Bam Nuttall and Ferrovial.

Mike Robins will join the Fusion team having worked overseas for the last five years.

Most recently, he helped to deliver the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation’s Express Rail Link to China and has also worked on Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas for QGC in Australia.

Mr Robins has been employed by all three companies in the joint venture in a number of roles, working with Ferrovial on developing Heathrow’s Terminal 2A, with Morgan Sindall on Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and with Bam Nuttall on Queensland Gas Company’s Icthys offshore gas project.

Currently, the Fusion team is bidding for all three of the HS2 Phase One enabling packages, which are expected to be awarded early next month.

It has also been shortlisted for four of the Phase One seven civils packages, worth a combined total of £11.8 billion.

Last November, former Laing O’Rourke Europe boss Roger Robinson was appointed chairman of the Fusion joint venture.

Mr Robinson commented: “Mike’s appointment is part of our ongoing preparation plan realising our commitment to HS2.

“Mike’s pedigree in leadership on major infrastructure programmes is widely recognised, and I am personally delighted that he is attracted by the HS2 project and importantly, by Fusion and has consequently decided to join our team. I am looking forward to working with Mike again.”

Meanwhile, May of London Sadiq Khan has said that he thinks the “right solution” for the High Speed 2 redevelopment of Euston station is still to be found.

The Mayor claims that more work is “urgently required” and called on the Department for Transport to think “more radically”.

He repeated his suggestion that the link, set to open fully in 2033, should terminate temporarily at the Old Oak Common interchange.


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