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News update

Seven new automated dams brought into service on the Aisne and the Meuse

21 March 2017 - Projects update and handover - France

BAMEO, the project company composed of VINCI Concessions, SHEMA (EDF Group) and Méridiam, announced, on 15 March 2017, the bringing into service – with the approval of waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) – of seven new automated dams on the Aisne and the Meuse.

Seven new automated dams brought into service on the Aisne and the Meuse
Seven new automated dams brought into service on the Aisne and the Meuse

Two years of works were required to create the seven new structures, involving innovative water-inflated dam technology and a 1 MW micro- hydro power plant. The existing needle dams are being replaced by water-inflated dams, a technique never previously used in France which enables the water line for navigation to be regulated and reliably maintained.

This event forms part of a partnership contract, signed between BAMEO and VNF in 2013, covering the replacement of 29 manual dams and the modernising of two further existing structures.

Reminder: BAMEO entrusted the works to the COREBAM design-build joint venture composed of VINCI Construction France subsidiaries (EMCC (lead contractor), Tournaud, GTM Hallé and VINCI Construction France TP Lyon).

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