Momentum Infrastructure demonstrates its commitment to supplier diversity

momentum-pngMomentum Infrastructure, comprising HOCHTIEF, Dragados and Galliford Try, has joined the MSDUK Network, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation driving inclusive procurement.

With a network of over 45 purchasing organisations, 500+ buyers and an extended community of more than 3,000 ethnic minority-owned businesses in both the private and public sectors, the MSDUK works to bring people together, share knowledge and build lasting mutually beneficial business partnerships. Momentum recognises the need to invest in building the capacity that the delivery of HS2 will require, and initial discussions between Momentum and MSDUK have identified that working together provides an efficient means of proactively engaging with the community to help develop a diverse supply chain, while creating long-term sustainable benefit.

David Blackburn, Managing Director of Momentum comments: “Momentum is excited to be working with MSDUK to ensure engagement of an inclusive, diverse team to successfully deliver HS2 and to create a positive lasting legacy for local communities.”

Mayank Shah, CEO of MSDUK, comments: “We are delighted to have Momentum Infrastructure as part of our growing network of corporations that are committing themselves to more inclusive supply chains. We look forward to working with the team at Momentum to help it in achieving its supplier diversity goals.”

About Momentum Infrastructure

Momentum Infrastructure is a joint venture composed of HOCHTIEF, Dragados and Galliford Try, three diverse and innovative contractors and engineering specialists. Representing a culmination of strong entrepreneurial spirit, Momentum is renowned for its expertise in developing, planning and executing unique and technically complex civil and infrastructure projects. The strength of Momentum is in the diversity of the combined expertise and engineering excellence, particularly with high-speed infrastructure projects, providing innovative solutions and construction methodology.

This unique partnership of specialist organisations is ideally placed to deliver the UK’s largest high-speed infrastructure project since the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, something that HOCHTIEF was also involved in delivering. Dragados has extensive experience of delivering projects for the Spanish high-speed rail network (the largest in Europe at 3,100km). This combined experience, has led to the joint award of the California High Speed Rail project to the HOCHTIEF/Dragados JV.