Consultants for the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2, Phase 2, projects have been shortlisted, according to Construction News.
The preferred bidders for both contracts are expected to be announced by the end of the year.
In March a joint venture between CH2M, Atkins and SENER was awarded a $461 million contract for engineering delivery partner for Phase 1.
High Speed 2 is a $73 billion program that would link London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. High Speed 1 links London and the Channel Tunnel. Work on High Speed 2 is expected to begin in 2017 with full completion by 2033.