The Jubilee Line Extension was one of the UK's biggest construction projects and the largest addition to the London Underground in more than 25 years. But it was severely behind schedule. Problems with tunneling and signaling had plagued the project and inspections were also behind schedule. With the start of the new millennium approaching and the launch of what was then known as the Millennium Dome in Greenwich (now The O2) there was a fixed deadline of December 1999.
Bechtel was hired to provide a fast-track push to completion. Working with partners, we finished the extension and operational commissioning in just 14 months, soon enough for the line to safely carry guests to and from London's millennium celebration.