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02 December 2013

 

Egis and ACTOLL create a Joint Venture TollSys, developer and publisher of software solutions for toll back-office

As part of its business development in complex toll transport infrastructure, Egis has partnered with ACTOLL to create the company TollSys, developer of tolling back office software solutions.

TollSys develops and maintains back-office software for traditional tolling and free-flow solutions.

The company benefits from the control of business processes and the contribution of projects from Egis. ACTOLL and TICKS (software publisher) provide expertise in toll software development and the platform called TICKS BPMN Studio (TBS), which will serve as the development tool for back office software.

 

Regarding TollSys, Rik Joosten, Chief Executive Officer of Egis Projects and President of TollSys, said: « The project of a lasting partnership with ACTOLL allows Egis to better control the value chain of toll systems by providing an adaptable, flexible and competitive solution for back office operational needs. This partnership enables us not only to secure but also to develop Egis' activities on the market for the supply, installation and maintenance of toll systems ».

« The alliance between our two companies enables us to offer our clients integrated solutions based on our respective knowledge of software development, maintenance and operation of toll solutions. This partnership allows us to reach new markets and gives us new opportunities for international growth », confirms Liborio Panzarella, President of Actoll and Chief Executive Officer of TollSys.

This partnership reinforces the capabilities of Egis and ACTOLL in toll system back office solutions.

 

29 November 2013

 

Building Indonesian’s Economy through Advanced Infrastructure Solutions

Jakarta, 25 November 2013. Today, Kadin Indonesia together with SBS Asia, MATIERE®, Egis and Masyarakat Transportasi Indonesia (MTI), hold a seminar to discuss solutions on infrastructure development in Indonesia. The importance of infrastructure to Indonesia's economy brings the urgency for public and private sectors to have advanced infrastructure technologies.

 

Two of French companies introduced their innovative solutions for infrastructure development and share experiences of best practices as well as the benefits in implementing up-to-date technologies adapted to the Indonesian environment and challenges.

MATIERE® is a French engineering and construction company specialized in permanent steel bridges and pre-cast concrete products for underpasses and road/rail tunnels. MATIERE® is an internationally recognized firm with operations in Asia, Europa, Africa and the Americas. In Asia and the Pacific, MATIERE® is building 500 bridges for the Government of the Philippines and has on-going projects in Papua New-Guinea and Laos.

Egis, is an international group offering global engineering services (study, design, project management and supervision) for building and infrastructure (transportation, urban development, water, environment and energy) also investment and operation of toll road and airport projects.

The lack of (quality) infrastructure has been hampering Indonesia's economic and social development for many years. Whether it is 'hard' infrastructure (such as roads, airports and electricity supply) or 'soft' infrastructure (such as social welfare and health care) Indonesia seems to have a hard time pursuing a more efficient and competitive path of economic development. The infrastructure's expansion has not been able to keep up with robust macroeconomic expansion since recovery from the crisis in the late 1990s, hence economic growth cannot yet reach its full potential. It is estimated that when Indonesia would possess an adequate infrastructure its gross domestic product (GDP) could grow between seven and nine percent annually, instead of the current rate of 6.0 - 6.5 percent maximum.

The lack of adequate infrastructure causes Indonesia's logistics costs to rise steeply, which reduce the country's competitiveness and attractiveness of the overall investment climate. Indonesia has eased regulations to make the infrastructure sector more investor-friendly, such as an amending the law on public-private partnerships and passing a new Land Acquisition Law.

Didie W. Soewondo, Vice Chairman of Kadin Indonesia said "KADIN Indonesia is committed to support the Government of Indonesia in accelerating the infrastructure development in Indonesia. Our seminar today is part of our ongoing support to find best solution to answer the urgencies of infrastructure development in Indonesia".

Maxi Gunawan, Vice Chairman of SBS Asia said "SBS Asia committed to provide cutting edge European technologies for the development of Indonesia's economy, through knowledge and technology transfer. We introduce Matiere in Indonesia to help support the Indonesia's national infrastructure development effort though advance and adaptable technology".

Herve Blanc, Chief Financial Officer of MATIERE® said "With Indonesia's current infrastructure development plan, we believe that MATIERE® will play an important role to provide advanced and competitive technical solutions to enable the development of critical transport infrastructure in Indonesia; particularly in unlocking provinces in Indonesia and access to remote areas. We are also eager to build a long-standing and fruitful business relation with Indonesia, MATIERE® is looking for opportunities for partnership with Indonesian government and private sectors".

Jean-Emmanuel Seixas, Chief Executive Officer Egis Indonesia said "A good infrastructure project is a project which is delivered on time and within the budget. For complex projects, this is only achievable if enough time and budget are dedicated to appropriate engineering studies. In this regard, Egis provides a multidisciplinary and integrated approach based on the state of the art of international know-how, combined with local content, and tailored to the Indonesian context."

The seminar "Building Indonesian's Economy through Advanced Infrastructure Solutions" aims at:

Identifying and informing about opportunities available in infrastructure development and what is needed to make the projects running;Sharing international best practice solutions with Indonesian companies and political decision-makers;Jointly discussing scenarios and options for implementing adequate and smart technologies for overcoming the most pressing bottlenecks to help accelerate Indonesia's economy that include, opening access in provinces and remote areas.

At least 100 Indonesian and international business representatives, government officials (Ministry of Public Works) and representatives of the civil society had attended the event.

 

29 November 2013

 

French multinational Egis announces major growth plans for India

EGIS India, a subsidiary of the EGIS Group, the French infrastructure and engineering consultancy major today announced major growth and investment plans for India.
Addressing the media in New Delhi, the Group Chairman, Mr. Nicolas Jachiet said, "India has emerged as one of the key markets for the EGIS group and we plan to make significant investments to drive growth in India. We are looking at growing both organically and inorganically in the Indian market."

 

The Egis Group reported a global turnover of US$ 1.2 billion (approx. INR 7,474 Crore) in 2012, has a presence in over 100 countries where it employs 12000 people, and is doing more than 50% of its turnover done outside its French home market. The Group entered India in 1996 and has been involved in many prestigious projects in the country since then. The Company is currently executing 108 projects in India with an estimated total value of INR 878 Crore, including several projects in varied sectors. Some major projects are - Metro Rail projects in Chennai, Kochi & Kolkata; Hyderabad Outer Ring Road; projects under NVDA; 1048 km long Ganga Expressway; Mumbai Master Plan VISION 2034 and Ports in Daman & Diu.

In FY 2012-13, Egis India clocked a Turnover of INR 166 Crore and with more than 1100 employees is the largest Egis group subsidiary. The Group plans to increase this to INR 400 Crore over the next five years, and the 2013 calendar year order intake of INR 380 Crore is in line with this objective.

The Indian economy is among the fastest growing economies in the world and a significant part of this growth will be driven by the infrastructure segment which envisages investment of over US$ 1 Trillion (INR 62 Lakh Crore) in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17).
Mr. Jachiet said, "The Indian market is poised for rapid growth and massive investments are being made in the infrastructure sector. This augurs well for Egis India and we are confident of achieving exponential growth in this market given our deep domain knowledge, globally acknowledged consulting expertise and customer-centric culture."

"In order to further drive growth in this market, we are also looking at acquisitions notably in the energy sector", he added.
Egis India has had a dream run right since inception achieving a year-on-year growth of over 30%. The company is active in wide ranging urban infrastructure projects including roads and highways, railways, water management, buildings and airports.

 

08 November 2013

 

Egis opens its new office in Singapore

Egis is expanding its activities in South-East Asia and is proud to announce the opening of a permanent office in Singapore. Operating in the region since the 90’s, Egis Rail Pte Ltd is now reinforcing its presence on this market. In the area, Egis’ new subsidiary will first offer engineering services dedicated to rail market but will also promote the whole range of engineering services provided by the Group.

 

Egis at SITCE / UITP 2013

In October 2013, Egis took part for the first time in the Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE). The theme of this edition was “People-centered Mobility for Liveable Cities”.

Co-organized by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the UITP, this was the opportunity to meet all major actors of transportation sector and decision makers in Singapore and South East Asia.

Pierre Tissier, Egis Executive Manager for Urban Rail Transport, took the opportunity of this exhibition to present a project revealing Egis’ know-how: the System Migration Management for the Lille MRT. Challenges of this 7 years project are multiple: to double the capacity of an existing line, to renew the main operating system and to replace all platform screen doors without any service disruption.

A Singapore office to serve South East Asia

On the occasion of its office opening in Singapore, Egis organized a reception held on the 7th of October at the French embassy in Singapore, inviting more than 70 decision makers in rail and transport industry. His Excellency Mr Benjamin Dubertret, newly appointed Ambassador of France in Singapore and a former director of the Caisse des Dépôts, opened the ceremony and introduced Egis to the assembly.

Pierre Tissier recalled the main strategy of Egis in South East Asia. It will focus on four strategic markets in the region: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia where many future projects have been identified. In Singapore, for instance, the metro network will double its size from 180 km today to 360 km in 2030.

Bruno Vantu and Benoit Bergeron will be in charge of launching and developing the local office and expanding rail activities of Egis in South East Asia and Australia. The reception at the embassy has been organized with the collaboration of Ubifrance.

 

28 October 2013

 

Egis opens its new offices in Mongolia

On Tuesday 22 October 2013, Egis inaugurated its new offices in Mongolia. Having conducted activities in the country over the past fifteen years, Egis has acted on its intention to establish a long-term base by forming a new subsidiary, Egis Tiin Mongolia, and joining forces with its local partner, Ikh Tiin.

 

A fast-growing country

With a GDP multiplied by ten between 1999 and 2012 and an economic growth rate among the highest in the world, Mongolia faces a number of challenges to maintain its development. Its sheer geographical spread (three times the surface area of France), a population gradually shifting from the Steppes to urban areas and its increasing exploitation of natural resources (coal, copper, gold, iron, zinc, oil, etc) are today the reasons behind growing demand for transport, energy and sanitation infrastructure.

Egis’ expertise supporting the country’s economic development

Egis started up its activities in Mongolia around 15 years ago when its teams assisted the Ministry of Infrastructure Development to set policy, draw up transport legislation and lay out measures to reorganise the sector.

Activity has grown in intensity since 2009. Teams from Egis contributed their expertise to the city of Erdenet for the extension of its sewage plant and also worked on the strategic transport and mobility plan in Mongolia and Central Asia. In 2013 Egis won its first contract with a mining group.

Today Egis wishes to continue to contribute its expertise to support the country's economic development whilst protecting populations and the environment. The new growth in Mongolia brings with it a large number of development opportunities for Egis in the areas of transport, sanitation, mining and urban development, in particular in the capital Ulan Bator.

A sustainable foothold

In June 2013 Egis decided to set up long-term in Mongolia by setting up a subsidiary, Egis Mongolia LLC, and by forming with its local partner Ikh Tiin LLC a Mongolian joint venture, Egis Tiin Mongolia LLC. This subsidiary will enable the group to develop and nurture local skills: engineers, economists and city planners.

 

09 October 2013

 

Egis will participate to the design–construction of the L2 Marseille Bypass with Bouygues Construction and Spie Batignolles

The 30-year Public-Private Partnership contract of the L2 Marseille Bypass has just been signed between the French State and the Société de la Rocade L2 de Marseille, led by Bouygues Travaux Publics, for a total project cost of €620 million.

The Société de la Rocade L2, in which Egis is a shareholder, will create a toll-free urban expressway of 10 kilometers, connecting the A7 motorway to the North with the A50 motorway to the East. This link will divert traffic away from the center of Marseille and decongest the city.

© Pixxim / Bouygues

 

A partnership with the French State to improve mobility in Marseille

Two distinct stretches will be designed and built: a completely new section to the North of the city (4.1 km) and completion of the construction of the East section, 5.5 km long, begun some twenty years ago.

Besides Egis, the Société de la Rocade L2 de Marseille is formed by Bouygues Construction (Bouygues Travaux Publics, the lead company, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France, DTP Terrassement and Bouygues Energies & Services), Colas Midi-Méditerranée, Spie batignolles, Meridiam Infrastructure and CDC Infrastructure.

As 5% shareholder of the Société de la Rocade L2, Egis is involved in maintenance activities and more particularly to support maintenance management assistance and major maintenance and renovation. Egis will be also in charge of fixed operating equipment together with Bouygues Group companies as well as construction engineering of the Rocade L2.

The project will be jointly financed by the State (27.5%), the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (22.5%), the Bouches-du-Rhône Department and the Marseille Provence Metropole Urban Community. This contract will benefit from a private bond financing.

The completion of this intra-urban expressway initiated by the government is aimed at improving the quality of life of residents of Marseille thanks to a 60% covered route and neighboring surface changes.

Works will start in July 2014, allowing for an opening of the L2 East in July 2016 and of the L2 North in October 2017.

 

04 October 2013

 

Egis: a first toll interoperability contract in the US

On 24th September, Egis signed the contract with the "Alliance for Toll Interoperability" (ATI) in the US. This contract includes the supply, implementation and operation of the nationwide interoperability HUB for billing the tolls of interstate motorists, based on license plate camera reads and transponders.

 

The Alliance for Toll Interoperability has grown to include forty (40) full members consisting of toll road operators from within the United States, and three (3) affiliate members from Canada, Australia and New York USA. It was founded in 2009 to promote and implement interstate interoperability for the benefit of customers and member agencies. This mission is becoming increasingly important as electronic non-stop toll systems are being planned and implemented across the United States.

Egis and sanef are 50/50 shareholders of Secure Interagency Flow LLC (SIF), in charge of the interoperability contract. Within this joint venture, Egis will focus on operating activities and sanef its america Inc. will supply the system.

The nationwide interoperability HUB agreement includes add-on services such as financial reconciliation or dispute resolution, and paves the way for the future implementation of other services such as violation enforcement or license plate data lookup. These add-on services further enhance the ability of toll agencies to reduce operating costs, as large volumes of transactions are expected to be processed through the HUB.

Subscriptions open starting October 2013 and first matching capabilities by the end of the year. After an initial ramp-up phase of one year, the contract will last for another 5 years with possible further extensions.

This new success paves the way for Egis to enter a prosperous US tolling market.

 

03 October 2013

 

Ecocity 2013: Egis, representing France in sustainable city design

As an active contributor to the export of French engineering know-how and sustainable city design, Egis welcomes the arrival of an internationally-deployed 'Made in France' hallmark for sustainable cities. The brand name Vivapolis, unveiled at Ecocity 2013 by the French Foreign Trade Minister Nicole Bricq, will thus create the conditions for our Group and its public and private partners to effectively join forces in a highly competitive market environment. The recent achievements of Egis in the area and the launch of the new French hallmark are further proof of the validity of the group's strategy.

 

 

My city by Egis, an idea dedicated to urban issues

Today, three billion of the world's inhabitants live in cities, and this population grows by 20 million every year. To attempt to provide a response to the colossal challenge of demographic growth on a world scale, in 2012 Egis created the business line My city by Egis, upholding a set of core values that serve as a basis for its vision of the city. One of them is to put city dwellers at the centre of any approach.

"Our ambition is not to design a standardised, one-size-fits-all city, but rather to conceptualise the public space so that everyone can find the quality of life they seek. We never turn up with a predefined project. We prefer to work from the territory-specific data in order to produce the most appropriate project and invent the most relevant way of building the city," explains Jean-Michel Ristori, co-director alongside Krishna Venkata Nistala of the My City by Egis business line. "And that changes everything! Because people don't have the same type of existence in a hot or a cold country, the same leisure activities, customs or habits, the same artistic and cultural references, lifestyles, free time, and so on."

French know-how, a valuable differentiating factor

Egis brings together wide-ranging skilled profiles such as engineers, urban planners, architects, sociologists and landscapers. They all combine to offer a holistic approach to urban landscape design, making recommendations that are precisely tailored to the requirements of the group's clients.

To give additional exposure and visibility to the group's approach, a supportive framework was needed. Vivapolis ticks this box and will enable Egis to go even further in shining a spotlight on and exporting all of its areas of expertise.

For 50 years, Egis has designed cities in France, where its know-how is clearly acknowledged. Outside France the Group has been awarded several prestigious contracts in the last two years, such as the new town of El Menia in Algeria and most recently the cities of Nouadhibou in Mauritania and Taif and Badr in Saudi Arabia.

 

24 September 2013

 

DSNA renews confidence in Egis’ support to the evolution of the French ATM1 systems

Egis has been contracted by the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) to provide support on major projects conducted by DSNA’s departments in charge of the definition of ATM system requirements & architecture (ESA) as well as their integration, validation and deployment (IVD)

 

The challenges of the Single European Sky

These projects are conducted by DSNA in the frame of the implementation of the Single European Sky initiative which aims at developing an efficient air traffic management that meet future traffic growth and at upgrading ATM infrastructure through the SESAR programme (“Single European ATM Research”) while maintaining high level flight safety.

For these two projects Egis assists DSNA with the evolution of the ATM systems in order to comply with the new European regulatory standards and interoperability requirements.

Two complementary projects

Egis provides assistance to its customer throughout all the phases of system engineering activities. On the one hand Egis and its partner Atos will support ESA department in the definition of system and architecture requirements and will carry out safety and transition studies related to the evolutions of the ATM systems, either based on components upgrade or new systems.

On the other hand Egis provides expertise to IVD department in conducting tests in order to integrate, validate and deploy new versions of the ATM system.

A team of about forty people within Egis will be involved in these major projects over the coming years.
Through its active involvement over the recent years in the evolution of the ATM systems of DSNA, Egis is contributing to the development of programmes that will enable to meet future air traffic management challenges.

 

16 September 2013

 

Egis becomes ISA portfolio manager and improves its building expertise

Egis has just upgraded its membership in the ISA (International Sustainability Alliance) to become a portfolio manager. As a founding member, Egis has been supporting the development of this global benchmark tool since its inception in 2010. As a portfolio manager, Egis can now offer its clients a rating and performance analysis through a database of 150 million m² of commercial assets in 51 countries, with an estimated value of more than £150 billion.

 

The only French Engineering ISA portfolio manager

Issued from BRE, the British research Centre for buildings, the ISA’s ambition is a global benchmark tool allowing comparing buildings’ environmental performances.

As the only French engineering company as portfolio manager, this offer adds to a more comprehensive range for Egis regarding sustainable building advisors: Green Building in use, BREEAM in use, LEED EBOM, energy management, multitechnical operations, energy transition, building master plan and diagnosis of real estate.

Having a sound knowledge of one’s real estate assets associated to an ISA benchmark is an excellent starting point for Egis engaging further in an energy and environmental transition.

 

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