Mike King strengthens WSP tunnelling team

Mike King has left CH2M and joined WSP as the new head of geotechnical engineering and tunnelling within their 600 strong civil, bridge and ground engineering business.

Mike has more than 36 years’ international experience in tunnelling, and was most recently seconded into the Crossrail project for more than eight years where he was the head of underground construction within the Chief Engineers Group. Other major projects that Mike has worked on include the Channel Tunnel, the Jubilee Line Extension, Lisbon Metro, the Arrowhead water tunnels and the Sao Paul Metro.

Mike said: “I was attracted to WSP by their vision and ambition for the future of their tunnelling and geotechnical sectors, but also by the cultural fit that I could see suited my approach to working.”

Steve Denton, Head of Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering at WSP said:I am delighted that Mike has joined WSP in a key leadership role for our geotechnical and tunnelling capability. His technical excellence and track record of working on some of the most challenging projects around the world places him perfectly to help us fulfil our ambitions in this field, delivering complex infrastructure across the highway, rail, utility and energy sectors”.

WSP has been involved in major tunnelling projects nationally and internationally, including the Eurasia Strait Tunnel and the Bosphorus Tunnel, and has most recently been appointed to develop the A303 Stonehenge scheme alongside AECOM and MACE.

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