BAM consortium wins €439m Grand Paris Express Line 17 contract


A consortium featuring three BAM companies has secured first civil engineering contract worth €439.4m from Société du Grand Paris for the development of Line 17 of the Grand Paris Express.

The consortium, dubbed Avenir, includes Demathieu Bard Construction (coordinator), Impresa Pizzarotti & CSPA, Implenia France, Implenia Switzerland, Implenia Spezialtiefbau and three subsidiaries of Dutch contractor BAM - BAM Contractors, Galère and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau.

The scope of the contract will include related works in plot 1 of Line 17 North between the eastern line section of Line 17 South, located in the municipality of Le Bourget, and the location of the Trangle de Gonesse station in the Municipality of Gonesse.

Société du Grand Paris chairman of the executive board Thierry Dallard said: “The award of this contract marks the announcement of the upcoming start of the civil engineering works for metro line 17. It proves the commitment of the Société du Grand Paris to make every effort to ensure the optimal realisation of the new metro.

“The composition of the winning consortium, which brings together different companies, shows the attractiveness of the project for the European construction industry and our ability to appeal to new players in the building sector, which is under high pressure.”

The project will include the civil engineering works for the Le Bourget Airport and Triangle de Gonesse stations; a drilled tunnel over a total length of about 6km; the construction of a deepened railway line; the civil engineering activities at seven other project sites.

Upon completion, the passengers will be able to travel on the route from the capital to Le Bourget Airport station during the 2024 Summer Olympics; and from and to Triangle de Gonesse station from 2027.

Société du Grand Paris, a government agency established by the French State to manage the execution and financing of the Grand Paris Express. The agency is responsible for the construction of the required infrastructure for the rail network and for the purchase, on behalf of Ile-de-France Mobilités, of the metro trains.


Image: BAM consortium wins first civil engineering contract for Grand Paris Express Line 17. Photo: Courtesy of Société du Grand Paris / Julie Bourges.

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