The UK Infrastructure Show 2017 is pleased to be working with some of the largest infrastructure projects currently under way across the UK, as well as some of the leading organisations involved in setting the strategy for the Government’s planned infrastructure improvements and the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIDP).
Learn more about our event partners below:
HS2 will be a high-speed railway connecting London to Birmingham from 2026, Crewe by 2027 and then Manchester and Leeds from 2033. As soon as the project breaks ground in 2017, HS2 will be a catalyst for growth across Britain, opening up local and regional markets, attracting investment and improving skills and job opportunities.View Website
Tideway is the organisation delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a 25 kilometre sewer tunnel needed to prevent an average 20 million tonnes each year of untreated sewage discharging into the tidal River Thames in London. The company employs more than 400 highly experienced professionals.
The tunnel will not only improve the environment, ecology, public health, appearance and reputation of London, but it will also give a much-needed and immediate boost to the economy by offering thousands of skilled jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.View Website
No other city is as recognised by its transport system as London. Its red buses, black cabs and Tube trains are known the world over.
Every day more than 31 million journeys are made across our network. We do all we can to keep the city moving, working and growing and to make life in our city better.
We listen to, and act upon, feedback and complaints to constantly improve our services and work with communities, representative groups, businesses and many other stakeholders to shape transport provision in London.
Customers are at the heart of what we do, and every journey matters.
We are the integrated transport authority responsible for delivering Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s strategy and commitments on transport. We run the day-to-day operation of the Capital’s public transport network and manage London’s main roads.View Website
‘Our mission is to drive a critical change in the UK’s energy mix by developing infrastructure to harness natural power from the rise and fall of the tides.’ Mark Shorrock, CEO.
Twice a day, every day, the Atlantic Ocean surges up on to the UK’s Continental Shelf and around our coastline. This creates one of the highest tidal ranges in the world, an untapped energy source with huge potential.
Tidal Lagoon Power was formed to develop, construct and operate tidal lagoon power plant in the UK and internationally. To date, the number of potential gigawatt-scale UK tidal lagoon locations identified from an engineering, power generation and commercial viability perspective stands in double figures and could equate to over 25GW of installed capacity.
We are currently developing a national fleet of six tidal lagoons to meet up to 8% of UK electricity demand, or power for around 30% of UK homes, as well as progressing a number of potential projects overseas.
Having secured permission to build the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant in Swansea Bay, Wales – an iconic pathfinder project that provides a scalable blueprint for a new, global, low carbon power industry – our work was the subject of an independent review of tidal lagoons, commissioned by the UK Government. The Hendry Review reported to Government in December 2016 and can fire the starting pistol for the delivery of tidal lagoon infrastructure in the UK and worldwide.
Together with a world-class consortia of delivery partners, we will be ready.
As part of the UK Infrastructure Show 2017, TLP will be giving a talk entitled “Ours to Own: Building a new British tidal lagoon industry from our natural advantage”.
Crossrail Limited, established in 2001, is the company that has been set up to build the new railway that will become known as the Elizabeth line when it opens through central London in 2018.
The Crossrail project is the biggest construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments ever undertaken in the UK. 75 per cent of the project has now been delivered, and the project is being delivered on time and on budget.
Half of the permanent track on the line has now been laid, and nearly all of the platform structures, which will give step-free access to the 200m long trains at all of the 10 new stations, have also been built.
Over the course of the next year, the railway and new stations will continue to take shape as the tunnels are furnished with over 15,000km of cable which will deliver power, lighting and communications systems through the tunnels. Over 4km of full height platform edge screens will be fitted at stations. This will help with the circulation of air and to maintain temperature levels along with huge vent fans that will be installed at 18 locations across the route.View Website
National Grid is dedicated to being the world’s premier network utility, primarily focused on delivering energy safely, reliably and efficiently.
We own the high-voltage electricity transmission system in England and Wales and operate the system across Great Britain. We also own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain. Our local distribution networks deliver gas to around 11 million consumers in an area covering approximately a quarter of Great Britain.
We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future.
We work with all our stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.
And we are proud that our work, and our people, underpin the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors.View Website
CompeteFor is free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations.
It opens up the supply chains of major capital infrastructure projects and national buying programmes and is supported by London’s leading business representative organisations, London Business Network, Transport for London and London Chamber of Commerce.
Following CompeteFor’s successful use by the London 2012 Games authorities and their supply chains, the service continues to be used in the supply chain of major capital infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail and the upcoming HS2 project.
UK Construction Online, the official media partner of The Infrastructure Show, is one of the UK’s largest communities of key decision makers for Construction, Infrastructure and Industry. Providing up to date news and insight, UK Construction Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance your knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace.View Website