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Network Certification Body awarded HS2 contract

Network Certification Body (NCB), an independent subsidiary of Network Rail, has been awarded a £20 million contract with CERTIFER to provide independent assessment services for HS2.

The 10-year deal covers the design and construction of Phase 1 and Phase 2a, including assessments for infrastructure, stations, railway systems, tunnels and depots to ensure the overall system is designed and built to the required safety and technical standards.

NCB managing director James Collinson said: “Winning this contract is a significant milestone for NCB and for Network Rail and we look forward to contributing to the success of HS2.

“Created in 2012 as a subsidiary of the Network Rail group, NCB is an independent commercial enterprise that brings expertise and value for money to rail certification projects.

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“We are very proud of the partnership we’ve created with CERTIFER as we recognised that HS2 would get much better value for money through our collective strengths.”

Pierre Kadziola is the managing director of French rail certification agency CERTIFER. He added: “For CERTIFER this important contract is a recognition of our know-how in the area of high speed rail certification. CERTIFER has been involved in all the railway projects in France since 2002 as a Notified Body and Designated Body.

“The choice of partnering with NCB was obvious for us as we share the same values of independence and competence. The combination of our high-speed rail experience with the great UK knowledge from NCB is crucial to delivering the requirements of HS2.”

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