Alongside Egis, the other members of concessionaire consortium Atlandes are Colas Sud Ouest, Axmium, Spie batignolles, NGE, InfaRed and DIF A63 Luxembourg Sàrl.
Egis carried out a €24.3 million integrated engineering assignment, starting in September 2010 with a development study phase lasting nearly a year and leading to work commencement in September 2011.
The first phase of works involved building two toll stations, a maintenance centre, the 16 rest and service areas, water treatment lagoons etc, and widening the carriageway to 3 lanes each way for 40km before toll operations began in April 2013. The second phase, completing the road-widening work, was successfully delivered in November 2013.
In playing a supportive role to facilitate synergies between the different contractors, Egis made a critically important contribution to the success of the project which was delivered seven months ahead of schedule.
As the holder of a turnkey supply contract on behalf of GIE A63, Egis also provided all of the operating plant and equipment including the toll system, the motorway traffic management facilities and the road signage.
Finally, Egis is in charge of the operation and maintenance of this new 104-km stretch of motorway through its operating subsidiary Egis Exploitation Aquitaine which recruited the 30 public sector employees who previously operated the RN10.
This 40-year contract started up successfully in May 2011 with the takeover of operations on RN10, previously managed by the French State services. It continued throughout the construction work in close cooperation with GIE A63. In addition to its maintenance duties, Egis Exploitation Aquitaine also manages the tolls, asset monitoring and motorway safety.