Renewing a drinking-water supply network for a new tram line
20 November 2017 - Projects update and handover - France
After undertaking several operations in connection with the construction of the Paris region tram lines T3 and T6, Valentin (Eurovia) is currently engaged in re-routing networks in the towns of Ivry-sur-Seine, Vitry-sur-Seine, Thiais, Choisy and Orly, by Paris, in preparation for the creation of Line T9.
This new, 10 km-long tram line, which will ultimately link Porte de Choisy in the 13th arrondissement of Paris with the town centre of Orly, is due to come into service in 2020.
Being undertaken by a joint venture headed by Sogea Île-de-France Hydraulique (VINCI Construction France), with Valentin supplying the technical direction, this major project comprises 70 separate worksites, 10 of which have to be worked on at the same time, which can involve continuous periods of works, day and night, of up to 72 hours.
These re-routing works must be completed by late summer 2018 so that work can start on the tramway’s track bed. Extending over a total distance of 9 km, this is the biggest-ever drinking-water project Valentin has tackled; and for the Paris region water authority, too, it is a flagship project, the biggest operation ever undertaken concerning the region’s drinking-water supply.