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VINCI Construction wins a new contract for Line 15 South of the future Grand Paris Express transport network
3 July 2017 - 7:17 pm - New contracts - France
- Construction of the iconic Noisy Champs station
- Contract value: €156 million excl. VAT
The joint venture made up of lead company VINCI Construction and Spie Batignolles has won an important civil engineering contract for the Grand Paris Express project: the Société du Grand Paris selected the bid submitted by the joint venture covering construction of the iconic Noisy-Champs station, a carriage storage area, and a road bridge over the RER A regional express line tracks. The new station will ultimately connect Line 16, Line 11 and the RER A regional express line. The contract includes the metal frame, glazed facades and various metal-frame pedestrian walkways (stairs, footbridges, etc.). Work will get under way in the late summer.
An exceptional project
Due to its heavy traffic and key role in regional development, the new Noisy Champs station will be one of the nine "iconic" Grand Paris Express stations. The project faces a large number of challenges: the joint venture must enable the existing station to continue to operate throughout the project and it will have to contend with particularly complex logistics in a restricted urban environment while meeting a demanding schedule.
The building's distinctive architecture by Jean-Marie Duthilleul includes a helical dome. The dome and the metal walkways will require 1,650 tonnes of steel, the weight of the first level of the Eiffel Tower.
To help protect the environment, a storm water basin will be built at the site. All recovered water will be recycled to supply the concrete and mud plants for the worksite.
Ambitious workforce solutions
The workforce aspect of the bid is a crucial part of project management: 60,000 hours of integration work for the long-term unemployed, i.e. about 50 people for the duration of the project. Overall, the project will represent more than 680,000 man-hours of work.
As part of its corporate social responsibility programme for the regions, the joint venture will use its Chantiers et Territoires Solidaires endowment fund, set up for the Grand Paris projects, to support public interest projects in the vicinity of the worksites.
- VINCI Construction France – lead company,
- VINCI Construction Grands Projets,
- Dodin Campenon Bernard,
- Botte Fondations,
- Spie Batignolles TPCI,
- Spie Fondations.
About VINCI Construction
VINCI Construction, a global player and European leader, is active on five continents, with more than 68,000 employees and almost 800 companies generating 2016 revenue of €13.7 billion. Structured according to an integrated model, the company has the capacity to intervene over the entire life cycle of a structure (finance, design, construction, maintenance) in eight sectors: buildings, functional structures, transport infrastructure, hydraulic infrastructure, energy, the environment, oil & gas, and mines.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and contracting, employing close to 195,000 people in some 100 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, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible 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. VINCI’s goal is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, and partners and for society at large.