Press releases

25 April 2018

 

Egis acquires the operations and maintenance contract for the M40 motorway, formally undertaken by Carillon LSG

In a move that continues to reinforce its worldwide leadership in highway infrastructure operation and maintenance, Egis announces the acquisition of the M40 motorway operations and maintenance contract, this transaction is expected to secure the jobs of c.95 Carillion employees.



Egis are delighted to be returning to the M40 through its newly created company Egis Road Operation M40 Ltd having undertaken the initial startup of M40 operations and maintenance contract between 1997 and 2007. The M40 motorway is one of the leading arteries to the greater northwest region and forms part of a European route E05.


 

DBFO-30 is a Design Build Finance and Operate contract awarded to UK Highways M40 Ltd, (formally UK Highways Plc and for which Egis was a partner in its former years) and covers the majority of the M40 motorway (J1A-J15).

J1A connects the M25 London Orbital Motorway, and Junction 15 intersects with the A46 near Warwick. The operational and maintenance project consists of 123km of 2 x 3 lane motorway, with over 300 structures on a 30yr contract until January 2027.

Core services undertaken are Network Management, Safety Inspections, Cyclical and Routine Maintenance, Accident and Emergency Response and Winter Maintenance, for which Egis looks forward to working very closely and collaboratively with UK Highways M40 Ltd, Highways England, the Emergency Services and other Stakeholders.

Egis currently plays an active part in the M25 Operations and Maintenance Joint Venture "Connect Plus Services" also as a key shareholder in the management of the concessionaire; Connect Plus, who were successful in being awarded the 30-year DBFO contract.

Similar projects compared to the M40 are active in the Republic of Ireland, where Egis has successfully been operating over the past ten years, either independently or with its partners, projects compiling of more than 470km of motorway and national roads with tolling (road charging), including the Motorway Operational Control Centre covering the network, which encompasses Ireland’s three principle motorway tunnels, one being the 4.5 km Dublin Tunnel, one of Europe’s longest urban motorway tunnels.

The above activities form part of its operations worldwide, with more than 3,000 km of roads and 59 km of tunnels used daily by more than 2,500,000 customers with various activities in more than 102 countries across the world.

 

24 April 2018

 

Egis’s annual results 2017: consolidation and growth

In 2017, the Group’s turnover remained level as a whole and our financial results recorded an improvement.




  • Consolidated turnover slightly up on 2016, reaching €1.050 billion.

  • An unchanged turnover breakdown between Engineering (76% of sales) and Operation and Mobility Services (24%).

  • Business outside France accounts for 62% of total group activity. The group’s turnover most notably increases in the Middle East.

  • Business in France remains buoyant, up 5.5% on 2016, in particular in the Rail, Buildings, and Aviation markets. It represents 46% of our turnover in engineering.

  • Increased distributable net profit: amounting to €39.6 million, significantly higher than in 2016 (€30 million).


 

" Our 2017 results are fully in line with our growth targets. Egis has once again posted turnover in excess of €1 billion, with a slight year-on-year rise, and most of our indicators are also improving. In an increasingly competitive environment, we particularly welcome the significant increase in our net profit, which amounts this year to €39.6 million.

At the same time, our service offering continues to expand and diversify, allowing us to reinforce our presence along the entire value chain of projects. The digital transformation of our firm is fully underway, and BIM is now the production standard in all our operational units. I am certain that 2018 will be another year of progress for our Group."

Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and CEO, Egis

 

Turnover in excess of €1 billion

In 2017, managed turnover amounted to €1.050 billion, slightly up compared to 2016.

  • Engineering posted sales of €799 million. It should be noted that for the second consecutive year, business improved in France by more than 4.1%, notably in the Rail, Buildings and Aviation markets. Business in France accounted for 46% of turnover in engineering.
  • In operation and mobility services, excluding change in reporting scope, business activity grew by 6% to record €250 million in turnover. This can mainly be attributed to healthy results from our airport operating companies due to increased air traffic in airports in Cyprus and Belgium, a marked upturn in our activities in Turkey, and the development of business on the Saclay heat network project.

 

Consolidation abroad and increased business in France

Activity outside France accounted for 62% of the group’s total sales. In particular, Egis’s turnover increased in the Middle East. At the same time, activity in France continued to increase for the second year running, with a rise of nearly 4.1%, in particular in the Rail, Buildings and Aviation markets.

 

An order intake supporting our level of business activity

Our order intake in engineering represented nearly a full year of turnover. Among the significant projects won by Egis this year feature the construction project “Housing for All” in India, the project management of the “Ruiru II” dam in Kenya, the new EPR reactors 1220 and 1221 in the United Kingdom and the LRT lines T3 and T4 in Casablanca, Morocco.

 

Improving net profit

Net distributable profit amounted to €39.6 million, an improvement of €9.6 million on 2016 (€30 million). In particular, our engineering business improved all of its profit indicators, thanks to efficient operating cost control and lower provision charges.

 

Egis continues to develop and diversify its offering

Architecture and master planning

The 160 employees of 10 Design joined the Egis group at the end of 2017. This architecture and master planning firm established in Hong Kong, but also in Edinburgh and Dubai, enhances our offering and provides a decisive boost to our expansion in South-East Asia.

Road operations

In 2017, we acquired OCACSA (Operación y Conservación de Autopistas Concesionadas), a supplier of services to road users and a concessionaire of toll motorways, with 360 employees.

With this acquisition, Egis becomes the leading independent motorway operator in Mexico, managing more than 200 km of infrastructure.

New services

Egis and Transdev created Moovia®, a new industry reference brand in parking enforcement. At the beginning of 2018, Moovia® started up a six-year contract relating to 115,000 street parking spaces in six Paris districts and around 10 other cities in France, including Bordeaux and Nice. Egis is supplying the systems and back-office operations required for parking enforcement under these contracts.

Turnkey and energy

Egis today offers a new turnkey service proposition for heating and cooling network energy projects to meet the expectations of the energy transition market, and in particular to support local communities’ energy independence. In 2017, Egis was awarded a turnkey operation for the Asnières-sur-Seine business park.

 

Egis, a springboard for start-ups

Egis and Icade launched Cycle Up, an innovative company specialising in the reuse of building materials. Through an online digital platform which lists materials available following a building/demolition project and their reuse solutions, firms working in the sector – project owners, architects, engineers, demolition firms and builders - can propose and source the materials they need. This new initiative promotes the ecology and energy transition.

 

Looking to the future

To map out its route in the midst of an increasingly concentrated competitive landscape, Egis has stepped up its efforts to pursue strong growth and aims to climb significantly up the worldwide rankings and enhance the group’s visibility.

One of our main priorities is to accelerate the digitalisation of our group to support our clients in this new technological era. In particular, we are focusing on promoting digital tools and transforming our working methods and managerial practices.

> Read the Egis Press Kit

 

26 March 2018

 

Egis awarded two autonomous vehicle projects in Dubai and the USA

Egis has just signed two contracts for autonomous vehicle projects: a project in Dubai on the artificial island Bluewaters, and a project in the US city of Jacksonville, Florida.


 

In response to the emergence of new challenges in mobility, many engineers, designers and automakers have set about developing new and sometimes revolutionary projects to change the way we get around. Among these projects, autonomous vehicles stand out as a significant breakthrough. To develop these solutions, highly advanced research in infrastructure engineering and mobile robotics is being conducted in countries around the world.

 

09 March 2018

 

Belgocontrol awards Egis three-year framework to support strategic transformation

Belgocontrol, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Belgium, has awarded an Egis consortium a multi-lot framework contract to support its strategic, operational and technical transformation over the next three years.

Belgocontrol selected Egis because of their wide range of skills, including the recognised expertise of its aviation business unit in consultancy (Helios), engineering and design (Egis Avia) and building services (Egis Bâtiments). The consortium also includes IT support from ATOS and The Digital Journey.


 

 

20 February 2018

 

A global digital model to accelerate railway engineering projects

Egis and CEA are developing new solutions for engineering public and rail transportation. The implementation of a project management tool named “Exegis” is planned for the end of 2018. Adapted to the management of major facilities, such as the installation of a new metro line, it will be the interface between the numerous management tools that are frequently used in order to provide an overall digital model of the project.


 

In light of the implementation of new urban transportation (tram, metro etc.), the management of the project requires a combined observation of the numerous implementation constraints imposed by the terrain and its development, by the service goals and the functional expectations (passenger regularity, information on travellers and on the driver…), as well as by the regulatory and normative frameworks that must be observed. All these constraints represent the project requirements (see the box) that govern the project planning and management from its design to the implementation of the service.

 

13 February 2018

 

Egis acquires OCACSA, the leading independent highway operator in Mexico

In a move to reinforce its worldwide leadership in highway infrastructure operation and maintenance, Egis announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Mexican company Operación y Conservación de Autopistas Concesionadas (OCACSA), specialising in the operation of road infrastructure equipped with tolling systems.


 

 

12 February 2018

 

Egis awarded Bangkok Pink Line Monorail contract

Egis has just registered a new success in Thailand with the signature of a contract for the Bangkok metro’s “Pink Line” as Project Consultant with its local partner Team Consult.



The Pink Line, the country’s first monorail project, has been planned as part of the “Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan” (M-MAP), an extensive programme to develop the public transport network in the Bangkok metropolitan region. Stretching 34.5 km, the future line will run between the north-western province of Nonthaburi and Thailand’s capital city Bangkok. Its 42 trains will reach a maximum commercial speed of 80 km/h and carry more than 28,000 passengers per hour per direction, this improving the everyday journeys of more than 400,000 people.


 

 

06 November 2017

 

10 DESIGN Architects joins Egis Group

On 31st October 2017, Hong Kong based architectural firm, 10 DESIGN, joined Egis to form an integrated design group with a global capability.


 

Egis and 10 DESIGN made the following joint statement: "Both firms are delighted to announce Egis’ investment of a majority interest in 10 DESIGN. The complimentary geographic footprints and design skills of each firm provide an incredible platform for multiskill collaboration.

Thomas Salvant, Executive Director - Buildings at Egis says: "Egis has been looking into expansion of building design activities in South East Asia for some time.  The strategic partnership with 10 DESIGN presents a great opportunity to enrich Egis’ services to include high value added architectural design."

David Pringle, CEO at 10 DESIGN, adds: “Having established a strong reputation for design in Asia and MENA, working in Europe was always 10 DESIGN’s next big step. Egis offers us a significant opportunity to do so, and the Partners at 10 DESIGN are very excited about our future collaboration.’’

How did this investment come about?

Egis initially approached 10 DESIGN seeking a strategic design partner in Asia.  As discussions about design philosophy and synergies developed, it became clear that there were greater opportunities in joining together.

How will the leadership structure change?

The current business structure which has allowed I0 DESIGN to become a successful architecture firm will be preserved. The leadership will remain unchanged and will be linked to the larger Egis Group by a board dedicated to strategic synergies.

How will the investment impact the existing clientele in Asia, in particular China?

10 DESIGN’s business will remain unchanged in China and across Asia, with our complete focus on delivering design closely with our clients.

Does this partnership imply an exclusive tender relationship for future project opportunities with other architects/engineers?

Both firms plan to maintain relationships with our respective strategic partner consultants in the various locations and to combine skills in opportunities where they are appropriate and geographically relevant.

Visit the website of 10 DESIGN http://www.10design.co

 

24 October 2017

 

2017 French National Engineering Awards Alain Baudry and the ENGAGE consortium team receive the Industry and Technology Prize for the ITER project

Supported by the ENGAGE consortium (Egis / Assystem / Atkins / Empresarios Agrupados), Alain Baudry and the ENGAGE team have won the Industry and Technology Prize for the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project. Launched several years ago in Cadarache in the south of France, the ITER experimental project aims to create a new type of power station functioning on nuclear fusion. In terms of its scale, this project is considered to be the most ambitious energy project in the world.


 

The ENGAGE consortium is tasked from 2011 to 2018 with a project management consultancy mission and the engineering, procurement and construction management across in all specialities for the construction of the entire site. Their joint efforts have today been rewarded by the prestigious Industry and Technology Prize in the 2017 French National Engineering Awards (GPNI).

A worldwide cooperation project to test nuclear fusion

The ITER project consists of recreating on Earth - and in a controlled environment - the fusion reaction of hydrogen atoms, in the same way as it occurs in the centre of the sun and stars. The programme was designed to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of this process. Research into fusion could constitute a sustainable alternative to all current forms of energy generation, by developing a safe, inexhaustible and environmentally friendly source of energy.

The largest experimental fusion facility ever built, ITER is also the first global cooperative project of its kind. Europe contributes to nearly half of the construction cost of the machine, and the other six members of this international partnership (China, Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the United States) all contribute in equal parts to the remainder.

An exceptional project for outstanding challenges

ENGAGE is committed to a constantly creative approach to fulfil the challenges thrown down by the ITER project: in addition to the technical specificities of the project, the operation's volume and the level of safety and reliability, aligned on the very highest standards, are elements which have led the consortium to develop prolific expertise in all the areas of its engineering mission.

The programme consists of building the platform's infrastructure spanning half a hectare, created by the European agency F4E (Fusion for Energy), representing around forty industrial buildings, and two nuclear buildings: one to accommodate the Tokamak (an experimental reactor 30 metres in height and weighing 25,000 tonnes) and the other a plant for the preparation and reprocessing of a hydrogen isotope, tritium.

These buildings must house a large number of facilities and processes, and must additionally be scaled to resist an entire series of accident scenarios: earthquakes, leaks in the cooling circuit, loss of vacuum in the Tokamak, etc. The programme therefore essentially contains security requirements (approximately 300 for nuclear buildings at the beginning).

Furthermore, nuclear fusion reconciles energy generation and sustainable development (no highly radioactive nuclear waste, inexhaustible fuel, possibility of immediate emergency cut-off). In view of such a challenge, the design and construction was duty bound to incorporate sustainability as an input data for the project, according to three conditions: protect the environment, promote social cohesion and promote a responsible economy.

The first structures rise up from the ground

The project is currently in construction phase of the infrastructure and buildings. Three floors out of eight have so far been built on the central Tokamak building.  Four auxiliary buildings are watertight in which technical building and fitting works have started. The other auxiliary buildings are still in their structural works phase.

With regard to infrastructure, the first high-voltage (400 kV) substation has been delivered. Some of the platform's developed zones will soon be handed over to ITER in time for the arrival of the process assembly teams.

In all, approximately 1,800 people work on this highly complex and dense work site, always complying with rigorous timeframes and quality and safety standards.

An array of technology and innovation

The essential originality of this project lies in the digital model under "3D as master", coordinated and managed by ENGAGE for the building part, to guarantee the convergence of the building and process concepts, configure input data, identify and resolve interfaces and control modifications.

The management of the security requirements of the buildings was developed by ENGAGE on a database to enable the tracking of requirements, their versions and the way they have been addressed by the different designers and builders.

Managing the configuration of all of the contributors additionally required the implementation of a dedicated base to deal with the very high volume of modifications (one per day on average) of variable size, and constantly affecting the design and construction master plan.

ENGAGE deployed a common database for all project contributors which guarantees the consistency of document use in terms of recording, tracking, distribution and changes. Considering the sizeable volume of information and queries (1.87 TB of documents stored, 70,000 connections a month, 10,000 documents published per month), ENGAGE contributed to the development of version 4 of SGTI (an Egis shared construction project management solution) and introduced specific utilisation processes and the required efficient validation circuits (further information at www.sgti4.fr).

The French National Engineering Awards are organised by Syntec Ingénierie, the national engineering trade association, in partnership with the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Ministry of Economy and Finance's directorate general for enterprise (DGE), and in association with Le Moniteur group.

Photos: ITER

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13 October 2017

 

Saudi Arabia : supporting operational readiness of Saudia and Flyadeal airlines in the new Jeddah Airport terminal

Egis was attributed a contract to provide assistance to Saudia airline and its subsidiary Flyadeal in transitioning to their new facilities at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah. This is indeed a complex shift with operational efficiency as major target.


 

New facilities at a new terminal

King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah has recently been undergoing major works that will initially expand the airport capacity from 13 to 30 million annual passengers. KAIA’s expansion is a huge and complex project that will be conducted in 3 phases until 2035, with a final target capacity of 80 million annual passengers.

In 2018, the planned opening of a new terminal with 46 gates for international and domestic flights will clearly impact and improve how airlines work and operate to and from the airport. In order to prepare Saudia and Flyadeal for operational readiness and transfer (ORAT) at the new terminal and to ensure that the move is managed successfully, Egis will support the two airlines through specific consultancy services, from project planning through to post-opening support.

Managing a successful transition

The scope of works includes a gap analysis and assessment of Saudia’s current status in relation to requirements and readiness within the new terminal that includes people, processes, and IT; an assessment of Saudia and Flyadeal business strategy in relation to the facilities; planning assistance for operation readiness including training, familiarisation, testing and trials; and support through the post-opening period.

In order to achieve a successful and smooth transfer to the new terminal, Egis will work closely with Saudia’s Project Management Office (PMO). Also, this will require coordination with many stakeholders at the airport, including the Civil Aviation Authority (GACA), the airport operator (Changi Airport Group), the contractor (Saudi Bin Laden Group), the construction manager (Dar-Al-Handasah), Saudia subsidiaries, and government agencies involved such as immigration or Customs.

We are particularly honoured to provide our support to Saudia and Flyadeal in this complex and challenging project. Our team will make sure to closely assist Saudia and Flyadeal to meet their expectations until operations at the new terminal run like business as usual” says Egis Aviation Middle East Director Jacques Khoriaty.

A global approach with strong operational expertise

Egis is recognised internationally for its airport consulting and engineering capabilities. This expertise is also backed by the strength of a 17 airports network across the globe. As an investor and airport operator Egis has the capacity to bring added-value in airport operation, development and management as well. Building on this unique blend of expertise Egis focuses on operational performance in every project.

 

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