VINCI team secures €400m rapid transit system contract in Paris


A consortium, led by VINCI Construction (Dodin Campenon Bernard, lead company; VINCI Construction France; VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Botte Fondations), together with Spie batignolles (Spie batignolles Genie Civil and Spie batignolles Fondations), has been awarded a contract by RATP as part of the Grand Paris Express programme.

The consortium will execute works package GC02 of the future Line 14 South between Olympiades (in the 13th arrondissement of Paris) and Orly Airport.

The €400m contract requires the use of an earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine to excavate a 4.6km tunnel between Maison Blanche Paris XIII future station and the TBM starting shaft at Jean Prouve.

The contract also includes construction of the new Kremlin Bicetre Hospital station and five ventilation and emergency shafts.

The contract is scheduled to last 72 months.

The GC02 site passes through Paris, Kremlin Bicetre, Gentilly, Villejuif and L’Hay-les-Roses. It passes near Kremlin Bicetre Hospital and the A6 motorway.

The works are expected to create almost 250 jobs.

More than 260,000 residents of Paris and the Val de Marne and Essonne departments will use the Line 14 South, which is a missing link between central Paris and Orly Airport.

It will link metro Line 7, Line C of the Paris RER regional express system, Line 7 of the tram system and Lines 15 South and 18 of the Grand Paris Express rapid transit system.

It will create a fast link between Paris and Orly Airport, as the city will host the 2024 Olympic Games.

VINCI Construction and Spie batignolles are also participating in the extension of Lines 4, 12, and 14 of the Paris metro, which is managed by the RATP.

In addition, VINCI Construction and Spie batignolles, in a consortium, have won works packages T3C (€926m) and T2D (€156m) for Line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express programme, which is managed by the SGP.

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