Thriving on complexity
ISSUE NUMBER: TT140
Since December, contractor Ferrovial Agroman and BAM-Morgan Sindall, as part of the Fusion joint venture, have been planning the enabling works for the central section of High Speed 2.
Fusion has also been selected to bid for main works contracts at the southern section of the line, under London to Euston, and at the northern section into Birmingham.
For Ferrovial Agroman this is the latest in a string of high profile work secured. In the 15 years since the UK and Ireland division of the Spanish contractor was established, the business has gone from new entrant to core player in the delivery of major projects.
The firm undertook Ireland's first PFI road scheme. It demonstrated its abilities to a UK audience on the T5C baggage tunnel and Terminal 2 – the Queen's Terminal – at Heathrow Airport. From there it has been working on two major Crossrail contracts, the M8/M74/M75 improvements in Scotland, Thames Tideway Tunnel, the Northern Line extension in London and now HS2.
"When Ferrovial Agroman entered the Irish market in 2002 the strategy was specifically to target complex infrastructure projects," says Mario Mostoles, Ferrovial Agroman UK and Ireland managing director. "That is our strategy worldwide and it has been a success here."