On Wednesday October 12th Egis officially inaugurated its Mexican subsidiary in the presence of the French Ambassador to Mexico Madame Maryse Bossière, Egis teams, clients and partners.
Following an initial flagship contract awarded for Line 3 of the Guadalajara metro, Egis has continued its Mexican development and is working towards its objective of becoming a reference in engineering and operations, for the long term.
After having undertaken planning missions from 1970 up until 2005, for motorways, ports and general transport infrastructure, it was in 2014 that Egis reinforced its presence in Mexico, following the launch of the National Infrastructure Programme 2014- 2018, which lays plans for several major rail projects (LGV Mexico-Querétaro, suburban train Mexico-Toluca, Trans peninsula Line, Line 3 of the Monterrey and Guadalajara metros).
After a year of commercial presence Egis created in 2015 its Mexican subsidiary EgisMex, its development has been oriented around two key sectors, rail engineering and concession + operation of road infrastructure.
With 35 employees currently EgisMex aims to progressively enter all the business areas of Egis in this large North American country. Important needs have been identified in particular in the airport, building, urban, water, ports, and energy sectors which are all fields of expertise for the Group.
Over and above it technical know-how and capacity to manage large scale projects Egis draws its strength from its local base, through solid partnerships formed with Mexican companies.
With a population of more than 4 million, Guadalajara currently has a network consisting of two lines. Line 3 will link the city centre to the south east of the city, servicing the municipalities of Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque and Zapopan. With 18 stations, there is a total of 21 kilometres of line, including 5.5 kilometres underground and almost 15 kilometres of suspended structures.
In 2015, Secretaría de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) has awarded Egis, in partnership with Transconsult, supervision of works for all systems and rolling stock for line 3 of the Guadalajara metro, the second largest city in Mexico. Several types of assignments are scheduled including; RAMS (reliability, availability maintainability and safety), ISA (international standards on auditing) and managing testing until the line is operational.
Works will be undertaken by a consortium made up of Alstom and Mexico Constructora de Proyectos Viales (OHL group).
The project is part of the ambitious National Development Plan 2013-2018, which places particular emphasis on improved mobility in the country’s biggest cities, notably via the development of different modes of rail transport.