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A14 project team begins testing self-driving trucks for first time in England

A14 project team begins testing self-driving trucks for first time in England

Highways England has revealed that self-driving trucks are being tested on the UK’s biggest road upgrade, the A14 improvement scheme between Cambridge and Huntingdon, which is being delivered by a joint venture comprising Costain, Balfour Beatty and Skanska.

Progress at Euston as HS2 completes key demolitions on site of London’s new high speed station

Progress at Euston as HS2 completes key demolitions on site of London’s new high speed station

HS2 has completed two major demolition projects at Euston as work continues to deliver extra capacity and improve journeys for the 44 million passengers who use the station every year.

Arup and Costain jointly appointed by Yorkshire Water to drive exceptional service for customers

Arup and Costain jointly appointed by Yorkshire Water to drive exceptional service for customers

Arup, the global engineering and consultancy firm, in a joint venture with Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company (‘the JV’), has secured a Health & Safety Assurance consultancy framework contract as part of Yorkshire Water’s AMP7 capital investment programme.

Automated design a game-changer for the railway

Automated design a game-changer for the railway

Costain has won a collaborative research and development competition grant to work alongside Network Rail to help develop the best approach to implementing Rail Automated Infrastructure Design (R:AID).

A19 Testo Improvements

Costain appointed to deliver A19 improvements

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has been appointed to deliver major improvements on the A19 for Highways England as part of their Regional Investment Programme (‘RIP’).

Team Seeks Low-Carbon Supply Chain

Costain selected by Severn Trent as AMP7 delivery partner

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has been awarded a place on Lot 1 of the Capital Delivery Framework by Severn Trent Water, as part of the delivery of its c. £2 billion capital programme for Asset Management Period (AMP) 7.

First crane at HS2

First tower crane arrives as HS2 prepares to demolish Euston towers

Work to transform Euston station and deliver extra capacity as part of the HS2 project has taken a very visible step forward, with the arrival, on the London skyline, of the project’s first tower cranes.

Tideway East 100th apprentice

Costain engineer becomes 100th Tideway apprentice

Budding engineer, Callum Davis from Costain, has become the 100th person to take up an apprenticeship with Tideway on one of the most significant infrastructure projects to date, happening under the streets of London.

EIC Decarbonising the energy sector

The Hydrogen Economy: Decarbonising the UK energy sector

Yesterday, 7 November, we hosted an Energy Industries Council (EIC) event on decarbonising the UK energy sector at our Manchester office.

MIDAS technology at Costain

Costain awarded six-year framework contract by Highways England

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has been awarded a six-year framework contract by Highways England under the new partnership to deliver the Regional Investment Programme (‘RIP’) during Road Period 1 (2015-2020) and Road Period 2 (2020-2025).