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Align JV announces new HS2 Project Director, Daniel Altier

London, May 2018

Align JV has appointed Daniel Altier as its new Project Director to lead the delivery of the C1 work package on behalf of HS2.

Daniel takes over from Jérôme Furgé at the joint venture made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick.  Jérôme has returned to one of the parent companies, Bouygues Travaux Publics, to run their UK Business Development division. 

A senior Bouygues Civil Engineer, Daniel has recently completed the prestigious LianTang tunnel mega-project in Hong Kong, and brings with him over 30 years of experience in major infrastructure project delivery.

Daniel has several recent world-class international projects under his belt. These include the Lok Ma Chau, Ocean's Park, West Drainage and Liantang projects in Hong Kong, as well as the FerJijel high speed line in Algeria, and the Dublin Port Tunnel in Ireland.

These projects have given Daniel significant tunnelling expertise, and he has industry-leading credentials in delivering for large construction organisations; specifically as part of works preparation, project implementation, and multinational team management.

About his appointment, Daniel says, “HS2 is one of the most important high-speed rail projects in the world, and I am proud to be entrusted with such a challenging and inspiring enterprise.”

“I’ve inherited a team of closely collaborative and expert individuals at Align, all of whom share boundless enthusiasm for the communities we serve, and the innovative thinking that goes behind the design and delivery of this momentous legacy for Britain’s future.” 

About Align
Align is a joint venture of three international and privately-owned infrastructure companies; Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick, a subsidiary of VolkerWessels. Their combined experience; both in the UK and worldwide, in delivering high-profile infrastructure projects safely, on time and on budget, has long established their reputation.

HS2 C1 package
In July 2017, the ALIGN joint venture, was awarded the C1 package of the UK High Speed 2 line (HS2). Lot C1 consists of 21.6km of high speed rail infrastructure in a rural environment. This will include a 3.37km viaduct, 15.75km twin-bored tunnel and five vent shafts handling both intervention and tunnel ventilation facilities.

Working with design partners Jacobs and Ingerop, the Align-D team are now in the process of developing the Stage one scheme design.

Key figures
The three Align parent companies collectively employ over 20,000 people and have a combined parent-group turnover of over £12.5bn. As experienced contractors in the delivery of transport infrastructure, including current high-speed rail projects in the UK, France and Hong Kong, they are able to manage complex projects from inception to completion. Between them, the Align companies have completed 178km of high-speed rail and 343km of rail tunnels.

ALIGN’s partners:
Align Design 

Align adds additional expertise in transport infrastructure delivery through its prestigious Align-D partners:

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector, with $15 billion in combined revenue and a talent-force more than 74,000 strong. Visit

Ingérop, a multinational company active in more than 70 countries (includes UK-based Rendel) is one of France’s leading independent consultancies with extensive high-speed rail experience, amongst which, the recent Brittany-to-Loire high-speed line.  Visit

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