HS2 signs up for new UK tech event
By Leila Steed05 January 2022
HS2 Ltd - the specialist company established to build Britain’s new high speed railway network - has become the latest high-profile partner for the upcoming FutureWorx event in the UK.
The FutureWorx ‘future technology’ event is currently set to take place on 30th and 31st March 2022 at the East of England Arena, Peterborough*. It will showcase what the construction site of the future will look like – embracing immersive technologies and exploring cutting edge innovations and the power of data.
HS2, which recently created the first of 56 giant piers for the UK’s longest rail bridge, has agreed to participate in the exclusive technology showcase, which is being delivered by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) - the hosts of the PlantWorx construction exhibition.
Suneeta Johal, Chief Executive at the CEA, said, “The HS2 team has a good track record of working with both Plantworx and the CEA – so they are most welcome supporters of our new event.
“Futureworx will provide the HS2 team with the perfect platform to showcase their use of new technologies to design the station of the future, demonstrate their progress and achievements in building a low carbon railway that will change the way we travel in Britain.”
HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe and has been a proactive in pioneering the use of advanced digital and sustainable technologies in construction since it began.
“Over 2,400 companies from every corner of the country have now delivered work on HS2, and the Government’s flagship infrastructure project is raising the bar for environmental, safety and technical standards,” said HS2 Ltd.
Johal added, “HS2 are setting the standards for “green” construction, so Futureworx will provide senior professionals developing products and services to meet those standards with an opportunity to get a unique insight into HS2’s roadmap”
This latest news from HS2 comes less than a month after National Highways announced that it too would participate in the construction industry event, which is also being supported by the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The inaugural event will focus on people plant interface management, telematics, the connected site, GPS systems, safety systems and advances in autonomous and electric and hydrogen machinery.
It also aims to highlight sustainability, productivity and advances in future fuels such as hydrogen, electric and HVO.
The two-day event will include conference sessions, live product demonstrations and technical talks.
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*Subject to change due to Covid-19