Press releases

09 June 2017

 

Egis to deliver incident response and maintenance for Transurban Queensland’s tunnel network

Tunnel Network Services Pty Ltd (TNS), a 100% Egis subsidiary, has been selected by Transurban Queensland, operator of the go via network, to deliver incident response and routine maintenance services for its tunnel network in Brisbane.

 

Egis will provide these service to a network with a total length of around 24 km, including 15.5 km of tunnels. The network comprises Legacy Way, Go Between Bridge, AirportlinkM7, Inner City Bypass and Clem7. The services will commence progressively on the assets between 2017 and 2019.

TNS will deliver integrated services in line with Transurban Queensland’s network approach to operations and maintenance. Network-wide operations and maintenance will drive enhanced outcomes, achieve synergies and deliver high quality services to the tunnel network users through faster response times and a clear focus on safe lane availability.

This success fuels the positive trend of Egis in Australia, following the commencement of operations and maintenance of Legacy Way, the incident response services on the M2 / Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney (both in 2015) and the pre-operations phase of WestConnex, Australia’s largest road infrastructure project, in 2016.

Egis strengthens its position as a leading tunnel services provider in Australia and worldwide, with 97.5 km of road tunnels under contract in 10 different countries.

 

05 April 2017

 

2016 Annual results: Egis surpasses the one billion euro threshold

Satisfactory performances

In 2016, our Group recorded growth of 9.3%, a performance which sees our managed turnover exceed the one billion euro mark (€1.020 billion). These results are fuelled by both external and organic growth.

The order intake for engineering represents almost a year of turnover and maintains our order book for our core business at close to 20 months of activity.This is an encouraging sign for the coming year.

EBITDA also rose year on year, reaching €73.1 million (€68.5 million in 2015). Net distributable profit amounted to €30.4 million, also an increase on 2015 (€26.9 million).

 

 

Evolving geographical breakdown

Our business activity outside France continued to grow (+13.6% in 2016) and now accounts for 63% of the Group’s turnover (as against 60% in 2015). This predominant share of international activities can notably be attributed to several remarkable commercial achievements in our three non-French domestic markets of India, the Middle East and Brazil. Examples include the coordination of the Smart City programme in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar, the construction supervision of the ETLAL residential tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and two major rail infrastructure projects for the mining mega-corporation Vale in Brazil.

Egis is continuing to develop its business activities in other regions of the world, winning contracts for a number of substantial projects such as the extension of the West Midlands tram network in Birmingham in the UK, the contract signature and commissioning of the third bridge over the Bosphorus and the northern orbital road around Istanbul in Turkey, the signature and the takeover of operations of the Limerick Tunnel in Ireland, the construction of the future Olembe sports stadium in Cameroon, and the EPCM of the Great Mosque of Algiers in Algeria.

Turnover generated in France has picked up again thanks to several major contracts. Egis has for example won some substantial new contracts for the Grand Paris flagship project (EPCM of systems on line 18 of the future metro, EPCM of the infrastructure on line 15 East, construction of the Pont-de-Bondy station) and confirmed its interest for the metropolitan region’s largest transport and urban redevelopment project. Elsewhere in France, the Group was appointed to operate Pau-Pyrénées, Brest and Quimper airports for twenty years, and was also awarded the EPCM of improvement works on the A10 motorway north of Orleans and the design and construction of all of the maritime infrastructure in the land reclamation project Anse du Portier in Monaco. 2016 also witnessed the completion and commissioning of several leading projects in which Egis played a key role: the Alexis de Tocqueville media library in Caen, the Brest cable car service, the Brittany digital campus, etc.

Egis furthermore won several accolades for the most iconic projects of the year, including the French National Engineering Award for the Citadelle Bridge in Strasbourg, and a 2016 MIPIM Award in the “Best Futura Mega Project” category for the Duo Towers in Paris’ 13th arrondissement.

 

14 March 2017

 

Egis and Camas are creating an aviation academy in Abidjan

Egis, an international consultancy, engineering and operation group is pooling expertise with Camas, a French group specialised in airport training, to create a new aviation training centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

 

Comprehensive training programmes

The CMA - which stands for “Centre des Métiers de l’Aviation” - was born from the objective of the two groups to pool their complementary expertise and offer training services to aviation professionals in Africa, in compliance with international standards and best practices. CMA will be an IATA Authorized Training Centre and will benefit from Camas’ position as ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member.

CMA's offering is building on the know-how of both Egis and Camas. It is aimed at companies as well as individuals, for ab-initio and in-service training as well. In the airport sector, the portfolio of training programmes encompasses a broad range of topics: ground handling and cargo, safety and security, dangerous goods, planning and operation, certification and audit, customer service, logistics, management, IT, and languages.

Meeting the needs of aviation professionals

Olivier Baric, Aviation Director – Africa at Egis, says: “The CMA will promote the recruitment of local trainers to offer training programmes that are even more adapted to the regional context and needs. One of the major objectives is thus to contribute to the improvement of safety and security management in the subregion. In this perspective, setting up our training centre in Abidjan is a strategic choice which relies on the city’s attractiveness in a country with important prospects for air traffic growth”.

The CMA will meet skills development needs from staff working at airports where Egis is shareholder and reference technical partner in Côte d’Ivoire (AERIA), Gabon (ADL) and Republic of Congo (AERCO). It will also meet the needs from other airport operators and service providers in West and Central Africa, and from airlines, administrations and organisations, Civil Aviation authorities and air navigation service providers as well.

Find out more: http://www.cmaciv.com

 

08 March 2017

 

CDG Express: a big new win for Egis!

Egis has just been awarded the PMC contract for the CDG Express rail project, which will link Charles-de-Gaulle Airport with downtown Paris. Egis will partner the future project owner who will be responsible for awarding concessions for the project through 2024.

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CDG Express: an attractive and strategic project

With 66 million passengers in 2015 and over 80 million a year forecast by 2025, Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) is Europe’s second busiest airport. Once it has been completed in 2023, the CDG Express rail link will take passengers from the airport into Gare de l’Est in the heart of downtown Paris in just 20 minutes, for a total investment of €1.4 billion. It will provide Paris with a first-class city-airport link, on a par with those enjoyed by other European and international capitals.

CDG Express is both an attractive and a strategic project for France’s capital city, in line with the sustainable development challenges of enhancing airport access by harnessing clean transport solutions. By providing both tourists and business people with state-of-the art transport, the project will showcase the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport hub and boost the competitiveness of Paris and the surrounding region. It will also be a big plus for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

A highly technical and complex project

Financing, construction and maintenance agreements for CDG Express are already in place and the entire project is of a rare technical complexity that will require technical interaction between the airport authorities, the French national rail network operator, local government in densely-populated urban areas and Gare de l’Est rail terminal right in the heart of the city.

The new 32 km-long line – including 8 km of new track – will link Gare de l’Est to Terminal 2 of Charles-de-Gaulle Airport.

The necessary interaction between CDG Express and the existing RER B rail link poses major potential constraints. In-depth knowledge of the systems and technologies used by French rail operator SNCF will be required in order to get around these obstacles, together with strict security for passageways and all site locations. Because the project will be located in densely-populated areas with an extensive existing transport network, work will have to take place at night to minimise the impact on network traffic.

Engineering work should begin in 2018 and services are due to start in 2023, i.e., work will be spread over a five-year period due to the major constraints involved.

Technical assistance “made in Egis”

Egis will provide technical assistance services to the project owner throughout the operations. This work will include:

  • reviewing the pre-project design phase;
  • assistance with preparing and negotiating concession, design-build, and operation-maintenance agreements;
  • help with raising bank financing;
  • reviewing the project design phase and providing assistance throughout the works phase; and
  • assistance in deploying infrastructure operating systems.

Along with the various contracts already secured as part of the Grand Paris building project, this strategically and technically ambitious project will boost Egis’ profile in the Greater Paris region. It is a testimony to the trust and confidence that stakeholders in the rail sector place in Egis’ vast technical expertise and unrivalled professionalism.

 

16 December 2016

 

Egis and R20 sign partnership agreement for sustainable waste management

On Wednesday December 14th in Paris, an agreement was signed between Egis, an international consulting and engineering group and subsidiary of French Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), and R20, an international non-profit organization working to develop waste management, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

In the continuity of COP 21 and COP 22, this agreement seals a partnership which covers the development of Waste Management projects in developing countries.

 

Egis and R20 have joined forces to create a pre-investment fund specializing in sustainable waste management and the development of Waste-to-Energy projects. This partnership will prepare the different upstream actors (national and local governments, industry and investors) to take the decisions necessary for the development of concrete projects, allowing the market of sustainable waste management to reach maturity. For this purpose, the pre-investment fund will finance two concrete actions in developing and emerging countries:

  • A campaign of feasibility studies in cities deemed mature, to identify, develop and structure projects likely to acheive the development objectives of local authorities and to be attractive to investors. These projects will be identified in close collaboration with industry and public and private investors.
  • A training program for national and local decision-makers in waste management. The program will focus on three areas that are critical to the decision-making process:
    - the public policies needed for waste management
    - existing waste management technologies in the market today
    - the economic models and financial mechanisms necessary for the long-term success of sustainable waste management projects.

In light of their experience with several waste projects (Algeria, Maldives, Morocco, China), R20 and Egis intend to create an enabling environment that allows for the successful implementation of projects, such as waste sorting, recycling, and energy co-generation, thereby responding to serious environmental concerns.

R20 and Egis not only share the same vision and objective, but also the same values regarding the economic opportunities of waste management, including social benefits, the active participation of local communities in waste sorting and the creation of direct and indirect jobs.

This overall approach to sustainable development is part of the long-term commitment of Egis and its majority shareholder, CDC, for transitioning to a green economy.

The signing took place in the presence of Michèle Sabban, R20 President; Terry Tamminen, Strategic Advisor to the R20 Founding Chair, and CEO of the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation; Christophe Nuttall, R20 Executive Director, Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Egis, Rémi Cunin, Executive Vice President of Egis; Rik Joosten, Director General of Egis Projects and Françoise Tauzinat of the Caisse des Dépôts Group. Was also present Catherine Jatteau, Deputy Director General of Egis Structures & Environment.

About R20

20 is a non-governmental non-profit, public-private partnership organization bringing together governments, private companies, financial institutions, academic institutions, governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

The R20 mission is to help states, provinces, regions, cities, and other local authorities around the world to develop and implement renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste management projects, and to put in place the necessary policies and best practices needed for the transition to a sustainable green economy.

R20 was created in 2010, following the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Christophe Nuttall, former Director for Innovative Partnerships at UNDP. R20 was launched with the support of several regional presidents from four continents. Dr. Nuttall has led the R20 since January 2012, at the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger (the R20 Founding Chair) as well as with the consent of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

 

19 October 2016

 

French National Engineering Awards 2016: Citadelle Bridge in Strasbourg wins main award

Thursday 20 October 2016 – A team from Egis* has won the “Grand Prix” award in the French National Engineering Awards 20161 for their design of the Citadelle Bridge in Strasbourg. The prize giving ceremony this year took place at the French Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs. This prestigious distinction is another acknowledgement of the ingeniousness and high added value of Egis in the field of the design of urban structures.

Built under the project ownership of the Compagnie des transports strasbourgeois (CTS), the Citadelle Bridge is part of the plan to extend the Strasbourg LRT line D to the German border town of Kehl. It was designed to enable trams to cross the Vauban docks, without affecting the waterway gauge, and ultimately arrive in the town of Kehl. It was built by the GTM Hallé/Eiffage Construction Métallique business grouping.

Delivered at the end of the summer and due for commissioning in April 2017, the Citadelle Bridge will allow the tram and soft transport modes (pedestrians and cycles) to gain access to the future Deux Rives development park to be built on the former site of the Strasbourg port and which is currently in planning stage.

 

Technical constraints converted into opportunities

The structure is a metallic bridge with a through-arch supporting a curved suspended deck measuring 163 metres between abutment centres. While the blueprint adopted for the arch was a specific architectural intention, its shape is also a technical response to the exertions to which it is subjected.

“The innovation in the bridge essentially lies in finding the perfect geometry from a perspective of balancing thrusts,” explains Jean-Bernard Nappi, an architect at Egis, in charge of the architectural design of the structure.

Due to the urban restrictions on both banks, the route curves considerably as it passes over the Vauban docks. The placement of the arch, the width of the deck and the pattern of suspension cables offer sufficient gauge to allow the tramway and pavements to be created. They also result in a perfect balance of arch and deck thrusts.

Integrated design

“The structure is the result of highly integrated design between the architect and the engineers,” adds Claude Le Quéré, Bridge Engineer at Egis, responsible for designing the Citadelle Bridge. “All our work around designing the shape combined technical requirements with the aesthetic vision, with a desire for simplicity and the aim of making the bridge elegant, in keeping with the project for the future development of the area.”

The Engineering Structures and Railway teams at Egis pooled their skills to manage all the interfaces with the LRT line: the selection of a compatible alignment, the selection of a track-laying method, consideration of deformability criteria at each end of the bridge, and the integration of railway facilities and equipment.

The Citadelle Bridge is now part of the Strasbourg cityscape and fulfils the ambition of the Eurométropole to build an emblematic bridge, capable of acting as an anchor for the rehabilitation and urban development of part of the Strasbourg port zone.

 

* The innovation in the bridge essentially lies in finding the perfect geometry from a perspective of balancing thrusts,” explains Jean-Bernard Nappi, an architect at Egis, in charge of the architectural design of the structure.

** The Egis team comprises Jean-Bernard NAPPI, architect, Claude LE QUÉRÉ, Alexandros GIANNOPOULOS, Bridge Engineers, Nabil YAZBECK and Frédéric MENUEL, Bridge specialist at Egis.

 

© Egis JMI - Alexandros Giannopoulos

 

06 October 2016

 

Egis celebrates 20 years in Ukraine

On 7 October next, Egis' Ukrainian subsidiary will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Kiev in the company of its customers and partners and Egis senior management. The Group has put down solid roots in this country and is a key player in the Ukrainian infrastructure sector with excellent development prospects.

 

Egis and Ukraine: 20 years growing together

The Group opened an office in 1993 and set up a subsidiary in 1996 to capitalise on its success. After initially providing technical assistance and consulting services to government ministries, Egis teams were involved in major projects that related to harmonising Ukrainian legislation and regional development.

After 2008, Egis began to refocus on the Group's core business – engineering – enabling it to secure a number of attractive contracts to oversee and redevelop key road transport corridors and provide technical assistance at local level. For example, Egis oversaw work to upgrade the M06 Kyiv-Chop Highway through 2012, a programme that was jointly funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Egis also stepped up its operations in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv by securing contracts to modernise urban transportation.

As Arnaud de Rugy, CEO of Egis Ukraina explains, "although the events of 2013 and 2014 severely curtailed this growth, the situation is stable at present and investment is starting to return, notably thanks to a renewed commitment by EU and international institutions to helping Ukraine develop its infrastructure. This support is helping to generate flagship projects that enable Egis to consolidate its position in Ukraine."

Carefully leveraged strengths

The Group enjoys a number of competitive advantages in this country: aside from its expertise, Egis derives strength from its local roots and knowledge as well as from the close ties it has forged with the Ukrainian people. Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and CEO of Egis explains that, "our main priority is to forge close ties with our clients based on long-term, 'quality-centric' relationships".

Egis' Ukrainian subsidiary currently has 70 high-level employees split between the main office in Kiev (where around 30 people are based) and the cities of Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa and Poltava.

The aim is to grow the offering and expand Egis' footprint in the sectors of industry, construction, water and waste management where clients demand a high level of expertise. Nicolas Jachiet goes on to say, "Egis is a key player in the Ukrainian infrastructure sector and we wish to consolidate this position across all of our business lines. Ukraine represents fertile investment territory for our Group". 

Focus on selected flagship projects

  • Technical assistance to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the National roads agency (2015- 2018)
    A consortium that includes Egis and two French government-backed agencies – Expertise France and CIVI POL Conseil – has been tasked with upgrading road design standards, introducing the principle of road safety audits into Ukrainian legislation, training teams from both the National roads agency and the Ministry of Infrastructure and organising awareness campaigns. This project rounds out Egis' current road safety engagements in Ukraine. These also include a pilot project to oversee the maintenance of a section of the M06 Highway along which the number of accidents has been significantly reduced.

  • Harmonisation of transport legislation (2016-2018)
    In the wake of the 2014 Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, various EU directives need to be transposed into Ukrainian legislation and a consortium comprising Egis and German-based Dornier Consulting has been mandated to assist the Infrastructure Ministry with this process. This project has a two-fold purpose: bringing national legislation into line with EU transport legislation and providing transport strategy implementation assistance with setting priorities and training managerial staff from government ministries.

  • Upgrading the district heating networks of the cities of Lviv (2014-2017) and Lutsk (2016-2018)
    Under this contract with the municipal district heating company LvivTeploEnergo, Egis will set out in detail the work that needs to be carried out, help organise calls for tenders and track work in progress. The contract signed with LutskTeplo involves providing assistance with restructuring this district heating company (setting rates, upgrading infrastructure, etc.).

  • Extension of Dnipropetrovsk metro (2013- 2016)
    Since 1995, the 4km / three-station extension to Dnipropetrovsk metro has been frozen due to funding problems, however the project was relaunched in 2012 thanks to joint financing put up by the EBRD and EIB. Egis is assisting the municipal metro company with procurement activities and contract administration. Construction work is set to begin in the next few weeks.

 

03 October 2016

 

Airborne Concept and Egis are developing a solution that enables visualisation of certain drones on air traffic control radar screens

Visualisation of a mini-drone on the screens of the air traffic control system of the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) is an unprecedented event. This technological advance is the result of a team work between the Airborne Concept company and the Egis Group, based on the development of an ADS-B (Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast) transceiver mounted on a mini-drone.

On Wednesday 7 September, the two companies Airborne Concept and Egis ran a demonstration before representatives from the Technical and Innovation Directorate (DTI) of the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) and officials from other organisations who have an interest in this initiative. The purpose was on demonstrating the effectiveness of their solution as a potential means of identifying and localising a certain type of drones.

 

A successful demonstration flight

The project was first presented to the different stakeholders, then a first flight of a multirotor mini-drone fitted with an ADS-B transceiver took place at Toulouse-Francazal airport, with participants visualising the position of the drone on a tablet computer. Teams working at DTI’s premises at a distance of around 10 km were then able to detect the drone during its second flight by means of an experimental ADS-B station. It is the ADS-B transceiver fitted on the mini-drone which enabled DGAC operators to visualise the drone in real time on an air traffic control screen, similarly to aircraft.

Principles and perspectives of the project

The ADS-B transceiver developed by Airborne Concept and Egis is mounted on a drone and it automatically broadcasts messages, with position and identification data, on a radio frequency that is traditionally used in the aeronautics industry. It is obviously a means of monitoring and detecting drones in real time. The technology is interoperable with air traffic control systems and it is potentially an effective solution to ease public fear of an increasing number of drones taking to the sky.

Cooperation between the two companies is a first step to provide a solution which could comply with proposed legislation calling for a compulsory electronic reporting device on all drones. This would contribute to reassure public authorities who are concerned about illegal drone flights over safety critical sites. A few months ago the two companies have registered a patent with the objective to industrialise this proof of concept in the near future.

 

14 September 2016

 

India : implementation of Smart City projects in Bhubaneswar City

Egis has been awarded Programme Management Consultant (PgMC) for Area Based Development Projects for Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited.

 

Under Government of India’s prestigious Smart City Mission, Bhubaneswar, the capital of the State of Odisha, is the First one among 20 cities shortlisted for development in the first round of implementation. With a vision of developing a Livable, Child-friendly, Eco-friendly and TOD based, Economic hub of the region, the city has proposed to implement several Area Based Development (ABD) Projects as part of Smart City Proposal (SCP).

In this regard, to implement the projects, a special purpose company called Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) was formed and the same invited forbids for Program Management Consultancy. Egis in India participated in the competitive bidding process along with other reputed multinational companies and has been awarded the project. The Company is in the process of executing the Contract.

As Program Management Consultant (PgMC) for implementing ABD projects, Egis shall carry out Feasibility, Detailed Design, Engineering and Project Management of implementation of various Sub-Projects, around 23 different projects, across seven urban infrastructure/engineering  sectors.  These services shall be provided by setting up a Project Management Unit at BSCL office by a dedicated Egis Project Team.

The scope covers, Situation Analysis, Feasibility Study, Detailed Design cum DPR, Preparation of Tender Documents, Assistance in Bidders Selection, Project Management & Monitoring of Implementation and Post Implementation, defect Liability period and Handing Over for all 23 projects. Egis’s mission will be to ensure delivering Smart, Sustainable designs, with State of the art Technology & Engineering, Innovations towards successful and timely implementation of the Smart City Proposal.

 

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29 July 2016

 

Egis and Transdev to assist CCI Pau-Béarn in operation and management of Pau-Pyrénées Airport

At its Board meeting of 12 July 2016, the members of the Syndicat Mixte de l’Aéroport Pau-Pyrénées (SMAPP) approved a resolution to award the operation and management of Pau-Pyrénées Airport to the business grouping Air’Py, comprising Pau-Béarn Chamber of Commerce and Industry (51%), Egis (24.5%) and Transdev (24.5%).

 

SMAPP, made up of 19 local authorities including the Aquitaine regional council and chaired by the Greater Pau city council, is chiefly responsible for the airport’s development strategy and the supervision of the concession.

Since 1965, the Pau-Béarn Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) had been responsible for the management of the airport. Starting on 1 January 2017 and for a 12-year term, the CCI will now be working in association with Egis and Transdev, both subsidiaries of the Caisse des Dépôts and specialists in airport operation.

Pau-Pyrénées Airport, a gateway to the South West of France

Pau-Pyrénées Airport constitutes a major infrastructure facility in the Béarn area of France and plays an essential role in opening up access to and developing the second largest economic hub in the Nouvelle Aquitaine administrative region of France. With more than 635,000 passengers welcomed in 2015, Pau-Pyrénées Airport is the 18th largest airport in France in terms of ridership. Together with Bordeaux and Toulouse airports, it is the only airport in the larger South West part of France to be fitted with an all-weather landing system. Pau-Pyrénées offers six regular destinations.

The Airport is located at the heart of an economic hub which combines civilian activities (industry and services) and military activities (with the establishment of the airborne troop college). The vast majority of the airport’s clientele is made up of business travellers in connection with the large companies in the region (70% of passengers) but a proportion of passengers are tourists.

Egis and Transdev, the strength of an 18-airport network

To achieve this realistic and ambitious project, the concession holder will be able to draw on substantial knowledge of the local economic environment through CCI Pau-Bearn, and benefit from the force of the network of airports operated by Egis and Transdev, teaming up for the first time, together working to enhance and sustain the appeal of the Béarn area:

> Egis is one of the world leaders in consultancy and engineering services, project structuring and the operation of road and airport infrastructure. As a leading partner in the development and operation of airports in France and around the world, the Group is involved in the management and operation of 14 airports worldwide, representing a total of 25 million passengers and 321,000 tonnes of freight every year.Thanks to an integrated approach and its multidisciplinary and complementary skills, Egis contributes valuable know-how to airport management (operational and financial performance, rational organisation, risk management, etc.), operations (deployment of the best international standards, suitable maintenance solutions, technological intelligence) and marketing and development (search for new airlines, new retail and service offerings, etc.).

> A worldwide leader in mobility and a longstanding partner of the airport sector, Transdev contributes to the efficient daily operation of regional and international airports, from multi-modal transportation to overall management. In France, Transdev is an active partner in the management of Beauvais, Lille, Perpignan and Carcassonne airports, with cumulative ridership in the region of 7 million passengers.

> The Air’Py business grouping will roll out an investment programme worth more than €16 million over 12 years, including in particular the creations of a taxiway for the e-fan electric plan, an all-cargo plane parking facility and a Horse Border Inspection Post. These facilities will contribute to the vitality of sectors of excellence in the Béarn.

The investment programme also provides for the refurbishing of the current terminal and the conversion of the former terminal, both designed by Egis. This new offering of retail space, services and entertainment will transform the airport into a unique lively venue, a true showcase for the region and ideally served by the new mobility solutions offered by Transdev.

The efforts of Air’Py will also focus on the improvement of airline services, in particular towards the south east of France and Corsica, as well as on regular lines towards major European cities. The city of Pau and its surrounding region will thus become a destination offered to around ten French and European cities by 2018.

 

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