Wright Engineering is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two major contracts by Align JV to undertake works in connection with the UK Government’s widely publicised high-speed rail project, known as HS2.

Align JV is a joint venture between three international and privately owned infrastructure companies, namely Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine and Volkerfitzpatrick. Align JV is a Main Works Civils Contractor on the project having been awarded the contract to deliver the C1 package of HS2 – this consists of the development of 21.6km of high-speed rail infrastructure aimed at boosting connectivity between towns and cities.

The combined scope of works awarded by Align JV to Wright Engineering involves (i) the detailed design, manufacture, and installation of a grout compound, which is preparatory to the construction of the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels; and (ii) the installation of a closed loop water treatment plant to treat the excess water created by the tunnelling operations and batching plant along with the surface water from the south portal.

Chris Boden-Hook (Managing Director) commented ‘It has been a difficult period for the entire engineering industry due to the impact of Covid-19. It was essential, therefore, that the company hit the ground running as soon as the lockdown restrictions eased.

The Align JV tender process was meticulous and fiercely competitive, and we (the management) were thrilled that the company was ultimately selected due to its technical expertise, resource capability and overall tender performance.

The company is delighted to be working with Align JV and excited to be part of this monumental infrastructure project’.