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VINCI and Bouygues Construction hand over the new Cairo metro line

7 May 2014 - 5:45 pm - Projects update and handover - Egypt

- handover five months ahead of schedule
- a 30-year track record in developing the Cairo metro

The Egyptian authorities opened a new 7.2 km of section of Line 3 of the Cairo metro serving five new stations in the eastern part of the city – Cairo Fair, Stadium, Kolleyet el Banat, Al Ahram and Haroun El Rachid – on 7 May 2014.

The Phase 2 civil engineering project, led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets alongside Bouygues Travaux Publics, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, and their Egyptian partners Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors, got under way in May 2009. More than 3,000 Egyptian workers were employed on the project, which was handed over five months ahead of schedule.

This achievement reflects the more than 30 years of experience that VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics have acquired since the signature of the contract for Line 1 of the Cairo metro in 1981.

Developed in phases, Line 3 of the metro will ultimately cross the Egyptian capital east to west, connecting the airport with the districts west of the Nile over a distance of nearly 40 km. It is part of the large-scale plan designed to relieve traffic and limit pollution in Cairo, North Africa's largest metropolitan area.

Note to journalists:
Cairo metro Line 3 Phase 2 works and consortiums:
• Civil engineering: VINCI Construction Grands Projets (leader), Bouygues Travaux Publics, Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction.
• Electromechanical works: COLAS Rail, Alstom, Thales, Arab Contractors and Orascom
• Track laying: ETF (a subsidiary of VINCI subsidiary Eurovia) and Orascom
• Signalling-automation: Alstom and Thales

Bouygues Construction Press contacts: Mathieu Carré
Tel: +33 1 30 60 66 39

Fabienne Bouloc
Tel: +33 1 30 60 28 05


About Bouygues Construction
As a global player in construction and services, Bouygues Construction designs, builds and operates buildings and structures that improve the quality of people's living and working environment: public and private buildings, transport infrastructure and energy and communications networks. As a leader in sustainable construction, the Group and its 52,200 employees have a long-term commitment to helping their customers shape a better life.
In 2013, Bouygues Construction generated sales of €11.1 billion.


VINCI is a global player in concessions, energy and construction, employing 280,000 people in more than 120 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.