EKFB, the HS2’s (High Speed 2) main civils contractor, a JV between Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction, and Bam Nuttall, is searching for a supplier to carry the pile cap cropping on six test piles in the Aylesbury, Bicester, and Banbury areas.
The EKFB JV is delivering lots C2 and C3 of phase one of the HS2 high-speed railway. These are going to cover an 80km section among the Chilterns and Warwickshire, comprising 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 bridges, and 30M.m3 of boring.
Currently, the EFKB has six test piles that require to be broken down to 1m below original ground level.
Moreover, the ground needs to be returned to its original state. It is seeking for a supplier to conduct these works “as soon as possible”.
Firms have to register their interest until 18 August.
Earlier this year, EKFB awarded a £95M ground engineering and foundations contract to a JV between BKJV (Bauer Technologies and Keller UK), and a £167M geotechnical works contract to a Keller Group and VSL International JV.