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HS2 sells work potential to Scottish firms

HS2 has said that Scotland-based engineering firms could be well placed to benefit from the construction phase of the rail project when it gets underway in 2017.

Project promoters will tell delegates at a conference in Edinburgh today about the size, scale and type of work that will be on offer throughout the supply chain. 

The event is also expected to provide specific, technical information on how companies can compete for the contracts in a wide range of supporting activities, as well as in design and construction.

“Britain’s high speed rail network is a major, long-term project offering a huge opportunity for Scottish companies to develop the necessary staff and skills base that will position them to bid for the billions of pounds worth of contracts available throughout the supply chain during construction,” said HS2 chief executive Simon Kirby.

“To deliver a project of HS2’s scale and complexity requires the right companies with the right skills. I’m extremely pleased that so many firms across Scotland have signed up to find out more about how they can benefit from this huge UK infrastructure investment.”

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