PRESS RELEASE: GAVIO GROUP and Halmar International hire all-star infrastructure team
The Gavio Group, together with Itinera and Halmar International are pleased to announce that Craig Covil, PE CEng FASCE FICE FIEAust FHKIE DBIA has joined the group as Managing Director and Chief Development Officer to lead its infrastructure investment and pursuits across North America. Craig joins the Group after nearly 25 years at Arup. He has a delivered some award-winning and noteworthy large scale infrastructure projects across the world, including initial stages of Channel Tunnel Rail line (High Speed 1) in the UK, Hong Kong International Airport, P3 highway pursuits in Sydney, and in New York he led the delivery of some of the city’s most complex rail transit projects, including the $1.4B Fulton Center, close out and opening of Phase 1 of the $4.5B Second Avenue Subway, and NY Governor’s $800M NYCT Enhanced Stations Initiative where Craig was the Program Manager for 33 subway stations. Nationally, Craig led the design team for the US Federal Government’s DUSEL / DOE’s Long Baseline Neutrino Facility in South Dakota and the Engineering Master Planning for the Amtrak’s Washington DC Union Terminal and Chicago Union Station. In Canada, Craig led the A/E design of the Toronto Transit Commission York University and Vaughan Metropolitan Stations as part of the newly opened Spadina Line. He is well versed in Design Build and P3 delivery mechanisms for large complex civil infrastructure projects worldwide. He is a proud member of the Moles, has guest lectured at several universities, and is an active board member on several non-profit and charitable entities.
Chris Larsen CEO of Halmar International says “We have known Craig for many years and enjoyed working closely with him and the Arup team delivering many of our most successful design-build transit projects. We are so pleased he has joined our team to lead Halmar into this next chapter, delivering larger design-build and P3 investment projects across the country. Craig is leading our current pursuits for the LGA Air Train, Gateway Tunnel, and Maryland Capital Beltway projects, among others.” This year, Halmar’s backlog has climbed to $1.3B; most recently winning the WMATA Potomac Yards Station and NYSDOT Kew Gardens DB projects.
Last year Gavio Group, through its civil construction company – Itinera, bought 50% of Halmar International’s balance sheet and thereby establishing its position in the US market. Gavio Group is the 4th largest toll road concessionaire by road miles, with 21 concessions and $25B AUM, and 10,000 employees worldwide. In July, the Group strengthened its financial position by penning a deal with the Ardian Fund, a fund of funds group with $72B AUM worldwide, buying 40% in Gavio’s ARGO holding company – which holds 58.7% stake in ASTM. The aim is to strengthen the groups equity position as global player in the infrastructure sector to successfully seize major opportunities in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
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