||<p>As stated in the Working Draft Environmental Statement (p.136), the approximate
total of steel required for the HS2 project is 1.94 million metric tonnes.</p><p>
</p><p>The procurements for contracts that will involve the purchase of steel have
not yet concluded so no contract awards have been made. However, HS2 Ltd has already
engaged with thousands of British businesses, to aid them in winning work on HS2.
So far 98% of contracts for HS2, awarded directly and through the supply chain, have
been won by British companies, with many more opportunities to come in the future.
HS2 Ltd has let around £10bn worth of contracts and by the end of next year that will
be around £20bn.</p>