Let's forge a path together for town with HS2

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jun 2017

HS2 Ltd in recent months has focused its efforts on trying to secure procurement for station and train design.

The firm has appealed to companies wishing to get involved with the project to secure contracts for the design process.

The infrastructure for HS2 will be another area which requires steel.

When the Telegraph launched this campaign, it was made clear that the steel provision could be provided for a range of requirements.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Department for Transport said: "The vast majority of steel used on our railways is British and we don't envisage that changing."

The department added that the project is an "excellent" opportunity for businesses across the region.

The House of Commons completed two years of scrutiny of the first phase of the project and now preparations will be made for construction to begin soon.

However, pressure must be kept on the Department for Transport to hand the HS2 steel contract to the Scunthorpe steelworks.

Back in March a spokesperson said that the Government was in "discussions" with the steel industry regarding the HS2 project.

A spokesperson for the Department for Transport said at the time: ""We positively encourage bids from British companies to build HS2 and are already holding discussions with UK suppliers to make sure they are in the best possible position to win contracts for the steel that will be needed."

The Telegraph believes pressure needs to be put on the Government for the Scunthorpe steelworks to be handed the HS2 contract.



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