Balfour Beatty VINCI appoints Michael Dyke to lead HS2 JV

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Balfour Beatty VINCI has appointed Michael Dyke as managing director of its HS2 main civil engineering contracts between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to the West Coast Main Line

Michael Dyke will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the delivery of its HS2 main civil engineering contracts.

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Dyke has a proven track record for managing large infrastructure projects, programmes and businesses across multiple geographies and sectors.

Most recently, he was chief executive officer for eight2O, the water alliance that brought together Thames Water and seven other global contracting and consulting businesses.

Michael Dyke, Balfour Beatty VINCI managing director HS2, said: “This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Balfour Beatty VINCI, having received Notice to Proceed for the main works civil engineering contracts last month.

“I look forward to working alongside HS2 and our expert people and supply chain partners, to safely and successfully deliver this critical piece of national infrastructure.”

Balfour Beatty VINCI

Balfour Beatty VINCI, a long-established joint venture between two global infrastructure companies’, was awarded two main works civil engineering contracts worth a combined total of c. £5bn in July 2017.

The joint venture subsequently received Notice to Proceed in April 2020, marking a major milestone in Britain’s largest regeneration project.

The project will create thousands of employment opportunities, increase rail capacity and support the economic growth of the UK.

However, not everyone supports the HS2 scheme – take a look at PBC Today’s reader survey to discover what the industry really thinks about the high-speed rail.

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