Eiffage, ENGIE to supply ventilation systems for Grand Paris Express tunnels

WCN Editorial Team 7 Jul 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Eiffage Énergie Systèmes, a subsidiary of Eiffage, and ENGIE Solutions have secured a €58m contract to build the ventilation, smoke extraction and decompression system for lines 16 and 17 tunnels of the Grand Paris Express network.

Eiffage Énergie Systèmes’ share in the overall contract is €31m and ENGIE Solutions’ share is €27m.

The contract, which is managed by Eiffage Énergie Systèmes, includes all line 16 from Saint-Denis Pleyel station to Noisy-Champs station, and the section between Le Bourget RER station and Triangle de Gonesse station on line 17.

Together, the metro lines will cover 40km of track and will include 12 new stations, as well as 42 associated structures.

The scope of the contract will include supply, installation, and initial operation of 67 ventilators with a power of 355kW in the hoppers and 30 accelerators in tunnels with a power of 37kW, as well as all the ventilation lines parts.

It will also include the operation of gangways, safety rails and handling equipment needed for maintenance operations and all associated low-voltage equipment.

The contract will also include the operation of the industrial automation, command-control cabinets, in-station smoke extraction units, tunnel ventilation local and server MMIs (man/machine interfaces).

Grand Paris Express is an automated transit network with 68 stations and 200km of additional tracks. It consists of a ring route around Paris (line 15) and lines connecting developing neighbourhoods (lines 16, 17 and 18). It will also involve the extension of existing metro lines.

Upon completion, the project will service 165,000 companies and daily transport two million commuters.

Eiffage operates business lines, including construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering, metal, roads, energy and concessions.

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Eiffage, ENGIE to supply ventilation systems for Grand Paris Express tunnels. (Credit: Eiffage)

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