Eiffage consortium wins €1.84bn contract for Grand Paris Express work package

WCN Editorial Team 22 Feb 2018 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Eiffage, leading a consortium comprising Eiffage Rail, Razel-Bec, TSO (a subsidiary of NGE) and TSO Catenaires, has been awarded a contract by the Societe du Grand Paris for lot 1 of the Grand Paris Express line 16.

Eiffage won this contract through its Eiffage Genie Civil subsidiary.

The Grand Paris Express line 16 will link Saint-Ouen to Aulnay and Le Bourget, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

This work will allow a connection with line 14 as well as the construction of the first kilometres of line 17 and line 15 towards the east.

The contract, worth €1.84bn (€1.71bn for Eiffage), involves excavating more than 19km of tunnels, building 18 related rail structures, laying railway tracks, installing overhead lines and providing path facilities.

The contract also involves building five stations: Stade de France, La Courneuve Six-Routes, Le Bourget RER and Le Blanc-Mesnil and Saint-Denis Pleyel, which will be the largest station of the entire Grand Paris Express, catering to 250,000 travellers per day.

The consortium includes sub-contractors Eiffage Fondations, Icop and Capocci, as well as partners from engineering firms Sweco and Antea. A large number of SMEs will also be involved.

The contract, involving the processing of 700,000m3 of concrete and the excavation of 2,600,000m3 of land, will require the use of six tunnel-boring machines.

More than 1,500 people are expected to be employed during the works and generate nearly 6,000,000 hours of work, 500,000 hours of which will be performed by workers as part of a professional integration measure.

The works, which will involve a three-month preparation period, will be completed within six years.

Eiffage Group is involved in construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering, metal, roads, energy and concessions in Europe.

Eiffage Genie Civil is involved in structural projects in and outside France, notably in Africa. TSO, a subsidiary of NGE, is a European provider of railway systems and infrastructure.

The Razel-Bec Group is a subsidiary of the Fayat Group and operates in all aspects of public works.

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