Morgan Est sets up new venture; EXPANSION: Boss says launch will help win big infrastructure contracts.Byline: By Christina Savvas
WARWICKSHIRE infrastructure specialist Morgan Est Morgan Est plc is a British based construction company specialising in infrastructure services headquartered in Rugby. The company operates in four business units: Infrastructure, Tunnelling, Rail and Utilities. has launched a new business which will see it merge its teams in the south of England.
The company, which employs 250 people at its base in Corporation Street, Rugby, has created Capital Projects - a projects and frameworks business focused on the rail and airport sectors.
The business will bring together its existing London Underground The London Underground is an underground railway system - also known as a rapid transit system - that serves a large part of Greater London, United Kingdom and some neighbouring areas. It is the world's oldest underground system, and is one of the longest in terms of route length. and Network Rail activities alongside the company's Docklands Light Railway and BAA teams.
The new business will be headed by managing director Mark Loader, who joins the company from Metronet, where he was vice president for the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. programme.
Morgan Est managing director Mark Cutler said: "Morgan Est's rail and infrastructure teams have worked on a number of high profile schemes including the Channel Tunnel Rail Link The Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is a project to construct a 108 km (67 mile) high-speed railway line from London through Kent to the British end of the Channel Tunnel. , the Jubilee Line extension The Jubilee Line Extension is the extension of the London Underground Jubilee Line into southern and eastern London. First proposed in the 1970s, it was constructed in the 1990s and opened just before Christmas 1999. and Terminal 5.
"By introducing Capital Projects to sit alongside our other three business units we have significantly enhanced Morgan Est's capabilities in the rail and infrastructure sectors.
"We are also better placed to undertake major contracts for Transport for London
Not to be confused with Transport in London.
Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. , London Underground Limited, BAA, Network Rail and Crossrail."
Over the last few months Morgan Est has been expanding its rail business with a number of key appointments.
These include Geoff Baldwin who has joined as commercial director and Graeme Castle, who has been appointed as precontracts and engineering director.
Morgan Est's infrastructure business has been re-named Infrastructure Projects and will continue to be led by managing director Jag Paddam.