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Experienced tunneller to lead HS2 JV

The Align joint venture (JV), which is delivering the C1 works package in the central area of HS2 Phase One, has appointed a new project director.

Senior Bouygues civil engineer Daniel Altier takes over from Jérôme Furgé, who has returned to one of the JV’s companies, Bouygues Travaux Publics, to run their UK business development division.

Daniel has significant tunnelling expertise from his 30-years-plus working on major infrastructure projects, including work delivering Lok Ma Chau station in Hong Kong.


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Daniel Altier said: “HS2 is one of the most important high-speed rail projects in the world, and I am proud to be entrusted with such a challenging and inspiring enterprise.

“I have inherited a team of closely collaborative and expert individuals at Align, all of whom share boundless enthusiasm for the communities we serve, and the innovative thinking that goes behind the design and delivery of this momentous legacy for Britain’s future.”

Align consists of: Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick. The C1 works package covers the Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley viaduct. This includes 21.6km of high-speed rail infrastructure, a 3.37km viaduct, 15.75km twin-tubes tunnel and five vent shafts handling both piston effect and tunnel ventilation.


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