VINCI’s Concessions business designs, finances, builds and operates transport infrastructure and public amenities under public-private partnership arrangements.
VINCI is active in energy and information technology with VINCI Energies, road and rail works with Eurovia, and building and civil engineering with VINCI Construction.
VINCI Autoroutes serves 10 regions in France, 45 administrative departments, 14 major cities, over 100 towns with a population of more than 10,000 and thousands of rural communities located near its motorway network under concession. As a partner to the French government and local authorities, VINCI Autoroutes is contributing to the development of inclusive, connected and safe mobility, a catalyst for economic and social cohesion.
On 12 July 2017, an autonomous vehicle manufactured by PSA passed through Europe’s largest toll plaza, at Saint Arnoult en Yvelines (on the VINCI Autoroutes network) without any action on the part of the driver, i.e. relying only on specific communication between the vehicle and the infrastructure.
VINCI Airports draws on its expertise as a full-service provider to develop, finance, build and operate airports. The 35 it manages in seven countries rank it among the world’s top five airport operators.
Self-service technology is deployed in several airports to smooth the different stages of the passenger pathway. Examples in Lisbon, Portugal, include registration terminals, automatic baggage drop-off points and eGates for automated boarding pass checks.
VINCI Highways is financing, building and operating, in conjunction with local partners, more than 3,200 km of motorways, bridges, tunnels and urban roads in 13 countries, and manages electronic toll collection services.
VINCI Railways operates the South Europe Atlantic high-speed line (SEA HSL), which opened in 2017. Also in France, it operates the national rail network’s GSM-Rail communication system, as well as the Rhônexpress light rail system in Lyon.
French rail regulations call for an empty train to run every morning along high-speed lines to ensure that there are no obstacles to operation of the commercial service. MESEA, a VINCI Railways subsidiary, developed a line inspection car that does not simply carry out visual inspections of the SEA HSL track but also carries on-board instruments to measure the signalling systems installed along the line.
VINCI Stadium operates the Stade de France in Saint Denis, near Paris, the Matmut Atlantique in Bordeaux, the Allianz Riviera in Nice and the MMArena in Le Mans, all of which were built by the Group. In the UK, it operates the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium in London.
During the summer of 2017, the Stade de France launched an on-the-spot snack service (click & eat) via its application, which notched up more than 20,000 orders in six months. The Allianz Riviera launched the same service at the end of the year and is developing a new service on its app to allow spectators to watch slow-motion replays of match highlights on their smartphones.
VINCI Energies is fast-tracking the rollout of new technologies to support two major shifts in a world undergoing constant change: digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies business units are boosting the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, industrial facilities and other buildings.
VINCI Energies has developed an assistance service harnessing augmented reality. The engineer at the plant and the engineer connected to the system from a remote location can diagnose issues simultaneously and thereby solve them more rapidly and effectively.
Eurovia serves communities by developing mobility solutions that cover design, construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure and urban development projects. Its innovation policy is focused on improving the environmental impact of the resources and products used in roadworks and developing new functions for infrastructure, such as the positive energy road.
INVENTING NEW FUNCTIONALITIES
A major innovation developed by Eurovia, Power Road® adds a further function to the road: thermal energy production. The process involves capturing heat from the sun, which can be stored and then transferred to nearby buildings and infrastructure using heat pumps.
VINCI Construction, a global civil engineering group, designs and builds structures and infrastructure that address the major issues facing society, namely global warming, population growth and increasing mobility.
ElevArch® is a novel method used to lift engineering structures that was designed and patented by Freyssinet.
The 302 km South Europe Atlantic Tours– Bordeaux high-speed line, which VINCI financed, built and now operates, was officially opened on 2 July 2017, a month ahead of schedule. It has cut travel time between Bordeaux and Paris to two hours.
VINCI Highways was awarded the concession for the A7-2 motorway (A-Modell), which stretches 60 km between the Bockenem and Göttingen interchanges. This is VINCI Highways’s fourth PPP in the country, where it now operates a network spanning 220 km.
VINCI Energies won a contract to build a high-voltage line to interconnect four West African countries. The contract comprises four 225 kV overhead lines covering 1,000 km in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Gambia.
VINCI Construction is contributing to improving drinking water supplies in Ho Chi Minh City by building a 10 km transfer tunnel to carry water into the central part of the country’s most populated metropolis.
VINCI Airports was awarded the 30-year concession for Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães Airport in Salvador de Bahia on 16 March 2017.
The acquisitions of PrimeLine Utility Services in the United States (currently being finalised), Eitech in Sweden, Infratek in Scandinavia and Horlemann in Germany are a few examples of VINCI Energies’ unprecedented external growth in 2017.
VINCI Construction has strengthened its presence in Oceania by acquiring Seymour Whyte, a specialist in road, engineering structure and water network construction.
Santiago’s metro Line 6, built by ETF (Eurovia), was officially opened at the end of 2017. This fully automatic line is 15 km long, connects 10 stations in seven towns across the Greater Santiago area, and is enhancing everyday mobility for over a million people.