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2020

August 2020

Events
Opening new retail areas at the airport in Osaka (Japan)

Opening new retail areas at the airport in Osaka (Japan)

05/08/2020 - News update - Japan
New retail areas will open in the North and South terminals at Osaka International Airport (VINCI Airports/VINCI Concessions) this 5 August, after four years of works.
New contracts
Refurbishing France’s Natural History Museum, in Paris

Refurbishing France’s Natural History Museum, in Paris

04/08/2020 - News update - France
Degaine (VINCI Construction France), is renovating the envelope of the palaeontology gallery at the Natural History Museum in Paris’s 5th arrondissement.
Events
Audio visits on the Moscow – Saint-Petersburg highway

Audio visits on the Moscow – Saint-Petersburg highway

03/08/2020 - News update - Russian Federation
VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) is providing a series of free audio guides via a mobile app – On our way – on the M11 motorway connecting Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

July 2020

Projects update and handover
L’archipel in full swing

L’archipel in full swing

27/07/2020 - News update - France
In Nanterre, West of Paris, on the site of the future VINCI head office, a project that involves VINCI Construction France, VINCI Energies and VINCI Immobilier, the introduction of specific hygiene measures has made it possible to get over 650 workers back on site as they currently focus on the structural work, architectural trades, technical packages and installing the facades.
New contracts
Launch of two road projects

Launch of two road projects

24/07/2020 - News update - Latvia
In May, in the west of the country, teams from Saldus Celinieks (Eurovia) began renovation works on a section a little over 3 km long of the A9 – the national highway linking Riga to Liepaja, on the coast – and on a section some 12 km in length of the P96 road linking Puri to Grivaiši via Auce.
Projects update and handover
Installation of a steel bridge in Vrañany

Installation of a steel bridge in Vrañany

24/07/2020 - News update - Czech Republic
On 22 April, a steel bridge was installed in Vrañany, in Central Bohemia.
Projects update and handover
Motorway renovation works continue

Motorway renovation works continue

24/07/2020 - News update - Germany
VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions), concessionaire of the Via Niedersachsen motorway (A7-2) in Lower Saxony, opened a further 5 km-long section to traffic on 7 June 2020.
Projects update and handover
New wastewater collector in Chokier

New wastewater collector in Chokier

24/07/2020 - News update - Belgium
The intercommunal drainage and wastewater association in the province of Liege (AIDE) has awarded Bessac (Soletanche Freyssinet/VINCI Construction), in a joint venture with a Belgian partner, the construction of a wastewater collector in the commune of Flemalle, near Liege.
New contracts
Equipping the InnovOcean campus in Ostend

Equipping the InnovOcean campus in Ostend

24/07/2020 - News update - Belgium
Cegelec Belgium (VINCI Energies Europe West) is supplying the electrical, plumbing and climate engineering installations of the InnovOcean complex (8,650 m2), the new campus of the Flanders Marine Institute and the Research Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries.
All-round performance
Reintroducing the great hamsters of Alsace into their natural environment

Reintroducing the great hamsters of Alsace into their natural environment

24/07/2020 - News update - France
VINCI Autoroutes has committed itself to preserving the great hamsters of Alsace, a protected species, as part of the compensatory measures associated with the construction of the A355 motorway that will bypass Strasbourg, in particular through a breeding programme and their reintroduction into their natural habitat.
Projects update and handover
Raising platform levels in Gisors

Raising platform levels in Gisors

24/07/2020 - News update - France
In Normandy, on behalf of SNCF Réseau, VINCI Construction Terrassement has increased the height of 1,200 lm of platforms; work involving temporarily stopping rail traffic was often carried out at night, by 50 workers.
Projects update and handover
Reinforcing the dunes of the south beach in Soulac-sur-Mer

Reinforcing the dunes of the south beach in Soulac-sur-Mer

24/07/2020 - News update - France
The Nord-Médoc coast (west of France) is bordered by sandy dunes which are constantly being eroded by the ocean swell.
New contracts
Renewing the IT infrastructure at the Institut de cancérologie de Lorraine (ICL)

Renewing the IT infrastructure at the Institut de cancérologie de Lorraine (ICL)

24/07/2020 - News update - France
Axians Cloud Builder Est (VINCI Energies France), a partner of the Lorraine Cancerology Institute for some ten years, has now, thanks to a major pre-sales effort, been awarded the project to renew its IT infrastructure, rationalising and simplifying it around a single Dell storage technology.
Projects update and handover
Renovation of a runway at Lakeland Linder airport in Florida

Renovation of a runway at Lakeland Linder airport in Florida

14/07/2020 - News update - United States of America
Hubbard Construction (Eurovia) completed the second phase of the project to renovate one of the two runways at Lakeland Linder airport, located alongside the I-4 highway, halfway between Tampa and Orlando.
All committed!
Kansai Airports working to eliminate plastic on site

Kansai Airports working to eliminate plastic on site

13/07/2020 - News update - Japan
In line with the comprehensive environmental strategy AirPact pursued by VINCI Airports (VINCI Concessions), Kansai Airports has recently put in place a new initiative to reduce the use of plastic and raise awareness among passengers about its impact on the environment.
New contracts
Building infrastructure for a wind farm

Building infrastructure for a wind farm

13/07/2020 - News update - France
Ecol Delta has awarded Omexom RE Wind (VINCI Energies International & Systems) the project to build infrastructure for the Luplanté wind farm in Eure-et-Loir.
Projects update and handover
La Manufacture de la mode in fine style

La Manufacture de la mode in fine style

06/07/2020 - News update - France
Méditerranée Préfabrication (VINCI Construction France) finalised the installation of 231 modules of Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) that form the white exoskeleton of the Manufacture de la mode in Aubervilliers, north of Paris, after just seven months of work.
Projects update and handover
Submarine electricity interconnection in Crete

Submarine electricity interconnection in Crete

06/07/2020 - News update - Greece
Omexom (VINCI Energies) is currently working on building a section of the electricity line between Crete and Peloponnese and in particular laying 15 km of submarine cable to connect the Chania substation (in north west Crete) with the landing point.

June 2020

Projects update and handover
An intelligent transport system in Poland

An intelligent transport system in Poland

30/06/2020 - News update - Poland
Tychy EuroviaToday, the city of Tychy in Silesia, Poland is an industrial centre of automotive manufacturing — but tomorrow, it will be an urban centre with cutting-edge traffic management technology.
All committed!
Using an app to assess hygiene measures at Lisbon airport

Using an app to assess hygiene measures at Lisbon airport

30/06/2020 - News update - Portugal
LisbonAfter rolling out an autonomous robot that uses UV light to disinfect, VINCI Airports (VINCI Concessions) has introduced an app at Lisbon airport. Passengers can now give their feedback regarding the hygiene measures in place in real time, using 146 QR codes at 43 different points throughout the airport.
Projects update and handover
Providing hands-on experience to students on HS2 project

Providing hands-on experience to students on HS2 project

26/06/2020 - News update - United Kingdom
Thanks to a partnership between Walsall College and Balfour Beatty VINCI, HS2’s joint venture construction partner for the West Midlands section of the railway, groups of students will supplement their classroom education with hands-on experience at Britain’s new high speed railway.
All committed!
An assessment of VINCI’s Covid-19 solidarity initiative

An assessment of VINCI’s Covid-19 solidarity initiative

24/06/2020 - News update - France
An assessment of VINCI’s Covid-19 solidarity initiative Watch this video and take a look back at the exceptional support provided by the Group to help workers in the healthcare, sanitation, social and education sectors, helping those in extremely challenging or precarious situations at the time of the pandemic.
Events
Artificial intelligence and car-sharing

Artificial intelligence and car-sharing

23/06/2020 - News update - France
France’s new Mobility Orientation Act (LOM in French) encourages carpooling, and Cyclope.ai (VINCI Autoroutes) is developing new image processing technology that detects the number of occupants in vehicles using reserved carpooling lanes, whether they are seated in the back or front of the car, and travelling by day or night.
Projects update and handover
Purifying the water of an abandoned open-pit mine

Purifying the water of an abandoned open-pit mine

23/06/2020 - News update - Czech Republic
Eurovia CS is completing the turnkey construction of a biotechnology system to purify the water at the former Kohinoor open-pit mine in the Ústí nad Labem region of the Czech Republic.
Events
Leonard startups unveil their solutions

Leonard startups unveil their solutions

22/06/2020 - News update - France
On 4 June, five startups incubated for six months under Leonard’s SEED programme unveiled their construction, mobility, real estate and energy solutions online.
Events
VINCI Airports mobilised for Portugal's tourism rebound

VINCI Airports mobilised for Portugal's tourism rebound

12/06/2020 - News update - Portugal
On 5th June, VINCI Airports celebrated the resumption of Portugal’s airports business in the presence of António Costa, Prime Minister of the country.
All-round performance
The VINCI network celebrates World Environment Day

The VINCI network celebrates World Environment Day

10/06/2020 - News update - France
On World Environment Day, VINCI teams went on line to share the action and initiatives they have taken in support of the Group's environmental strategy.
New contracts
Construction of an offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in Normandy

Construction of an offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in Normandy

09/06/2020 - News update - France
Siemens Gamesa has selected the joint venture led by GTM Normandie-Centre (VINCI Construction France) to build its new offshore wind turbine plant in the port of Le Havre.
New contracts
Helping to renew bicycle lanes

Helping to renew bicycle lanes

03/06/2020 - News update - France
While complying with shielding measures, teams from Signature, the Eurovia subsidiary specialising in road signs and markings, worked in April and May to create temporary bicycle lanes throughout France in response to requests from local authorities.
All committed!
“Pour une fleur avec toi”, an association founded by a VINCI employee

“Pour une fleur avec toi”, an association founded by a VINCI employee

02/06/2020 - News update - France
“Pour une fleur avec toi” aims to brighten up daily life for people directly affected by the pandemic while helping horticulturists maintain their operations.

May 2020

New contracts
New high voltage Line in Norway

New high voltage Line in Norway

27/05/2020 - News update - Norway
Omexom Norway South/East Distribution Grid (VINCI Energies) awarded by Elvia for demolishing and building of new overhead lines in the 22kV distribution grid sector. The project takes place in Halden town and Aremark area.
Projects update and handover
Fire protection for a paper mill in Germany

Fire protection for a paper mill in Germany

26/05/2020 - News update - Germany
Calanbau Brandschutzanlagen GmbH - Augsburg (VINCI Energies) was commissioned with the sprinkler protection for the new paper mill of the Palm group, one of the largest manufacturers of paper and cardboard in Europe, at their headquarters in Aalen-Neukochen.
All committed!
VINCI Concessions: an information campaign to explain how to travel safely

VINCI Concessions: an information campaign to explain how to travel safely

21/05/2020 - News update
The "Protecting each other" campaign rolled out in VINCI Concessions airport and motorway networks reminds travellers of the social distancing and health rules to comply with.
All committed!
Mobile disinfection cabinet on Reunion Island

Mobile disinfection cabinet on Reunion Island

20/05/2020 - News update - France
Events
Salvador Bahia named Brazil's 'most sustainable airport' in 2019

Salvador Bahia named Brazil's "most sustainable airport" in 2019

19/05/2020 - News update - Brazil
Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has recognised Salvador Bahia International Airport, managed by VINCI Airports since early 2018, as "Brazil's most sustainable aerodrome in 2019".
Events
Rennes Bretagne airport announces that its commercial flights will restart

Rennes Bretagne airport announces that its commercial flights will restart

16/05/2020 - News update - France
Following completion of Eurovia’s renovation work on its main runway, Rennes Bretagne airport – which is owned and operated by VINCI Airports (VINCI Concessions) alongside the Ille et Vilaine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – celebrated the resumption of its activities this 15 May.
All committed!
VINCI Energies mobilises in Morocco

VINCI Energies mobilises in Morocco

15/05/2020 - News update - Morocco
Cegelec Maroc has decided to provide exceptional support for the national effort to combat the effects of the COVID-19 crisis by making a MAD 5 million (about €470,000) donation to the Special Fund for the Management of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Kingdom of Morocco.
New contracts
Electricity transmission works in Bahrein

Electricity transmission works in Bahrein

14/05/2020 - News update - Bahrain
On April 12th, 2020, Omexom Bahrain has been awarded by LS Cable & System Ltd a part of the 400 KV cabling works for the Ras Legrain substation.
All committed!
Australia: Transmission and Distribution Construction and Maintenance contract for Powercor

Australia: Transmission and Distribution Construction and Maintenance contract for Powercor

13/05/2020 - News update - Australia
Omexom Australia had to reassess its way of operating. The single biggest challenge during COVID-19 is how the crews and the larger work group can work safety and efficiently while social distancing and managing the additional risks associated with government requirements to minimise the transmission of the virus.
All committed!
Construction of temporary hospitals in the United Kingdom

Construction of temporary hospitals in the United Kingdom

13/05/2020 - News update - United Kingdom
Since the start of the pandemic, VINCI Construction UK has successfully completed the construction of 4 temporary hospitals in Manchester, Deeside, Bangor and Preston to help with the demand for extra hospital bed capacity.
Projects update and handover
Rennes Bretagne airport reopens its main runway

Rennes Bretagne airport reopens its main runway

11/05/2020 - News update - France
The renovation work on Rennes Bretagne airport’s main runway, which Eurovia carried out for VINCI Airports, was completed on 7 May.
Projects update and handover
Creating a temporary bicycle path on a departmental highway in the Greater Paris area

Creating a temporary bicycle path on a departmental highway in the Greater Paris area

09/05/2020 - News update - France
In preparation for the lockdown easing in France, Signature (Eurovia) is working for the Seine Saint Denis department’s authorities, building a temporary bicycle path on the RD 932, the departmental highway connecting Porte de la Villette at the edge of Paris to Le Bourget via Pantin, Aubervilliers and La Courneuve.
Projects update and handover
Restarting a Eurovia production plant in the Oise

Restarting a Eurovia production plant in the Oise

08/05/2020 - News update - France
SAR, a Eurovia subsidiary specialised in road markings, has resumed work at its plant in Agnetz, about 50 km north of Paris. It has mapped out an action plan, which was approved by its Social and Economic Committee, to resume operations.
All committed!
VINCI Autoroutes and the FNSEA join forces to offer baskets of local produce to lorry drivers

VINCI Autoroutes and the FNSEA join forces to offer baskets of local produce to lorry drivers

07/05/2020 - News update - France
Further to the agreement signed by the two partners at the 2020 Salon de l'Agriculture (national agricultural trade show), the FNSEA, France's leading agricultural union, and VINCI Autoroutes have come together to offer truck drivers food baskets featuring local fruits and vegetables or cheeses, depending on the region.
All committed!
Canada: worksite employees support a community restaurant

Canada: worksite employees support a community restaurant

05/05/2020 - News update - Canada
The teams working on the extension of Ottawa’s Confederation Line, within the construction joint venture KEV (which includes Eurovia, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Dodin Campenon Bernard), are supporting the solidarity drive at Marcie’s Café, near their offices.
Projects update and handover
Czech Republic: modernisation of the D1 motorway between Prague and Brno

Czech Republic: modernisation of the D1 motorway between Prague and Brno

04/05/2020 - News update - Czech Republic
Eurovia CS is renovating four sections (2, 7, 10 and 16) of the D1 motorway, between Prague and Brno, the Czech Republic’s two largest cities.

April 2020

All committed!
Strong momentum around VINCI's Solidarity Initiative

Strong momentum around VINCI's Solidarity Initiative

30/04/2020 - News update - France
At the end of April, less than three weeks after it waslaunched, the Solidarity Initiative promoted by VINCI via the Fondation VINCI pour la Cité has already provided support to more than 280 national or regional non-profit organisations in France.
Projects update and handover
Reprise du chantier d’une base aérienne en Normandie
Projects update and handover
Cameroon : Yaoundé’s projects still ongoing

Cameroon : Yaoundé’s projects still ongoing

29/04/2020 - News update - Cameroon
In Yaoundé, Omexom Cameroon's 30 employees working on public lighting and traffic signal maintenance projects (VINCI Energies) are currently active.
Projects update and handover
VINCI Construction France resumes operations

VINCI Construction France resumes operations

29/04/2020 - News update - France
VINCI Construction France is resuming work on a number of projects, such as the Cité des Sports in Issy-les-Moulineaux or line 14 North T09 of the Paris metro, ensuring safe work practices and proper prevention in compliance with current requirements.
All committed!
VINCI Autoroutes partners with the Covid-19 Barometer on behaviour in France

VINCI Autoroutes partners with the Covid-19 Barometer on behaviour in France

28/04/2020 - News update - France
VINCI Autoroutes has teamed up with market research institute Ipsos on the Datacovid initiative. The initiative’s goal is to supply new, anonymous open data to scientists and public and private organisations, in order to track behaviour in France and its impact on the epidemic’s dynamics over time.
Projects update and handover
Côte d’Ivoire: commissioning of a new drinking water plant in Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire: commissioning of a new drinking water plant in Abidjan

27/04/2020 - News update - Ivory Coast
In Côte d’Ivoire, 60 Sogea-Satom (VINCI Construction) employees, including 58 hired locally, took part in the construction of the new Saint Viateur drinking water plant in Abidjan.
Projects update and handover
Gradual resumption of work on the VINCI Autoroutes network

Gradual resumption of work on the VINCI Autoroutes network

24/04/2020 - News update - France
A9, A10, A61, A62… motorway widening and renovation projects are gradually picking up again on the VINCI Autoroutes network. Over the past several weeks, VINCI Autoroutes' project management teams have been working in coordination with all business units, project managers and health and safety coordinators on defining rules and procedures in response to the unprecedented context of the pandemic.
All committed!
Poland: Eight VINCI companies team up in support of hospitals

Poland: Eight VINCI companies team up in support of hospitals

23/04/2020 - News update - Poland
“Considering the current pandemic, we just could not ignore the calls for help in combating COVID-19 issued by our medical institutions. It is important for us to show solidarity and responsibility,” explains Jakub Saloni, Managing Director of Menard Polska (Soletanche Freyssinet, VINCI Construction) in Poland.
All committed!
VINCI Highways supports disadvantaged families in Colombia

VINCI Highways supports disadvantaged families in Colombia

23/04/2020 - News update - Colombia
In the context of the present pandemic, VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions) is continuing its efforts to support operators in the community as well as its customers and other stakeholders.
All committed!
VINCI Airports remains committed to supporting healthcare workers

VINCI Airports remains committed to supporting healthcare workers

23/04/2020 - News update - France
Our highly inventive teams are continuing to push great initiatives and ideas across the network.
All committed!
A free medical remote consultation booth in a rest area of the VINCI Autoroutes network

A free medical remote consultation booth in a rest area of the VINCI Autoroutes network

23/04/2020 - News update - France
At the request of the French Ministry of Transport, French start-up TESSAN has installed the very first medical remote consultation booth in the Saint Rambert d'Albon rest area on the A7 highway (France).

March 2020

All-round performance
Energy transition initiatives rewarded in Greece

Energy transition initiatives rewarded in Greece

03/03/2020 - News update - Greece
In Greece, the Rion-Antirion Bridge, operated by VINCI Highways (VINCI Concessions), has won three awards for energy management initiatives introduced by the teams there.
All-round performance
Construction of a hydroelectric dam

Construction of a hydroelectric dam

03/03/2020 - News update - Madagascar
Sogea-Satom (VINCI Construction), in a joint venture with SCB (Société de Construction et de Bâtiment), has been participating since April 2018 in the construction of the Farahantsana hydroelectric dam on the Ikopa River, 30 km to the north-west of the capital, Antananarivo.
Projects update and handover
Seismic protection for the new teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre

Seismic protection for the new teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre

03/03/2020 - News update - France
Following the destruction of part of the teaching hospital in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) by a fire, new buildings meeting international seismic protection standards are currently being erected.
Projects update and handover
Reception area in Colombia for refugees

Reception area in Colombia for refugees

03/03/2020 - News update - Colombia
Via 40 Express (VINCI Highways/ VINCI Concessions), concessionaire of the Bogotá-Girardot motorway in Colombia, has opened Via Esperanza, a reception area for the thousands of refugees fleeing the economic and political crisis in Venezuela.
Events
Introducing young people to careers in aviation

Introducing young people to careers in aviation

03/03/2020 - News update - United States of America
On 25 January, for the third consecutive year, Orlando Sanford International Airport (Florida), part of the VINCI Airports (VINCI Concessions) network since 2018, hosted an Aerospace and Aviation Day.

February 2020

New contracts
Restoring a disused railway track

Restoring a disused railway track

24/02/2020 - News update - Uganda
As part of a consortium with Sogea-Satom (VINCI Construction), ETF (Eurovia) recently signed a contract to restore 375 km of railway track linking the cities of Tororo and Gulu in Uganda.
All-round performance
Working towards plastic-free infrastructure

Working towards plastic-free infrastructure

21/02/2020 - News update - France
“Ideas versus Plastic” was the first challenge organised by VINCI Concessions, worldwide, as part of its Innovate programme, aimed at deploying a culture of innovation on the ground.
New contracts
Extending and modernising the electricity network

Extending and modernising the electricity network

14/02/2020 - News update - Sweden
VINCI Energies Europe West has secured three contracts for the construction and upgrading of four 400 kV substations, located in an industrial zone in Stockholm and in the counties of Jämtland and Västernorrland, in the centre of the country.
Projects update and handover
Modernisation of an airport’s arrival area

Modernisation of an airport’s arrival area

14/02/2020 - News update - Dominican Republic
Part of the VINCI Airports network (VINCI Concessions) since 2016, Aerodom, which operates six airports in the Dominican Republic, inaugurated the first phase of the works to transform the passenger terminal at Santo Domingo Las Américas Airport on 17 December 2019.
All-round performance
Extension of the Aquavallées STEP in south-east France

Extension of the Aquavallées STEP in south-east France

14/02/2020 - News update - France
In December 2019, the Aquavallées wastewater treatment plant (STEP) in Bourg-d’Oisans was inaugurated in the presence of distinguished guests, among them Lionel Beffre, prefect of the Isère department, and Jean-Pierre Barbier, president of the department.
All-round performance
Renovation works in a port in south-west France

Renovation works in a port in south-west France

14/02/2020 - News update - France
VINCI Construction Maritime et Fluvial (VINCI Construction France) and VINCI Construction Terrassement are undertaking renovation works in the port of Banyuls-sur-Mer (south-west France), in order to protect it from bad weather and to preserve local underwater biodiversity.
Projects update and handover
The PACBOAT R&D project for cleaner and greener ships

The PACBOAT R&D project for cleaner and greener ships

04/02/2020 - News update - France
The steel cutting ceremony for the MSC Europa cruise ship provided the opportunity to publicly announce PACBOAT, a research and development project designed to contribute to Europe’s transition towards a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

January 2020

Projects update and handover
Energy transition: a fleet of ferries to go hybrid and electric

Energy transition: a fleet of ferries to go hybrid and electric

31/01/2020 - News update - France
Sodexo Sports & Loisirs has teamed up with Barillec Marine, a subsidiary of VINCI Energies France, to step up the energy transition of its fleet of Batobus ferries.
Projects update and handover
The tunnel boring machines digging Line 14 South and Line 15 South in the Grand Paris Express programme have crossed paths

The tunnel boring machines digging Line 14 South and Line 15 South in the Grand Paris Express programme have crossed paths

23/01/2020 - News update - France
Allison, the tunnel boring machine being used to extend the Paris metro Line 14 South, has successfully crossed over the future Line 15 South at the site of the future Villejuif Institut Gustave Roussy station, connecting the two lines.
Events
Handover of the Saint-Gobain tower

Handover of the Saint-Gobain tower

03/01/2020 - News update - France
On 10 December, Adim Paris Île-de-France and Bateg (both VINCI Construction France) handed over the Saint-Gobain tower in La Défense, by Paris.

2019