VINCI designs, finances, builds and operates transport infrastructure and public amenities under public-private partnership arrangements.
2018 Key figures
3,564 km of motorways, bridges, tunnels and urban roads
Optimising road infrastructure around the world
VINCI Highways designs, builds, finances and operates motorways, bridges, tunnels and urban roads. Currently, it is operating 3,564 km of infrastructure in 13 countries.
Building and operating new rail links
The success of the South Europe Atlantic high-speed rail line, a prime illustration of VINCI’s integrated concessionconstruction model, was confirmed during its first full year of operation.
The VINCI Stadium network, comprising four venues in France and one in the United Kingdom, welcomed over 4.2 million* spectators at 126 sporting events and concerts.
Concessions business revenue is expected to continue to rise in 2019.
This growth will mainly be driven by the brisk expansion of VINCI Airports. The acquisition of a majority stake in the concession company operating London Gatwick Airport – due to be finalised in the first half of 2019 – will deliver full-year revenue of approximately €800 million. This will add to the organic growth fuelled by the steady increase in traffic at the airports already in the portfolio.
For road infrastructure, VINCI Autoroutes, in France, should see traffic volume recover across its network after the one-off events at the end of 2018. VINCI Highways will continue to develop its concession projects and operation business in Europe and in the Americas. The Group’s Concessions business lines will also apply their expertise to numerous programme management projects: in France with projects under the motorway stimulus plan and motorway investment plan; in Portugal with engineering studies kicked off to extend the Lisbon airport and open a new civil airport in Montijo; in other European countries and further afield with upgrade and extension programmes scheduled for airports in Serbia, Chile and Brazil, and motorways in Germany, Russia, Canada and Colombia.
VINCI will be moving forward with its proactive development strategy, emphasising the airport and motorway segments, combined with the acquisition of new and existing concessions. The synergy between VINCI Concessions business lines (VINCI Airports, VINCI Highways, VINCI Railways), VINCI Autoroutes and the Group’s Contracting business lines will make the move into new markets smoother. Reflecting the operations that have marked our recent past, these new developments will bring a fresh dynamic to VINCI’s concession portfolio while continuing to expand its international coverage and extending its average maturity.
This is how the Concessions business lines will be able to create value, by building on their innovation strategy to maximise operational performance and develop new services for infrastructure users, while taking advantage of digital resources. For the longer term, the forward-looking approach unifying all the Group’s business lines and their partners will give rise to new economic models that will support the transformation of infrastructure and mobility practices.