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03 February 2014

 

Going underground - the gulfonline

Riyadh’s ambitious metro network should provide a welcome new way of avoiding the capital’s traffic jam.

The contracts have been awarded: the metro network is under development, scheduled on 5 years. Riyadh Metro Transit Consultants, joint venture of Parsons, Egis and Systra is overseeing lines 1, 2 and 3 in a deal worth $ 556 million.

 

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20 January 2014

 

DPWH revises horizontal alignment for CALAX project, Philconstruct

As part of the Orion Team, Egis was prequalified for the maintenance of CALAX project.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) revised the horizontal alignment of the 47-kilometer, P35.4-billion Cavite-Laguna (CALA) Expressway project and prequalified Team Orion of the Ayala Corp., MPCALA Holdings Inc. of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., and Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. of San Miguel Corp.

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10 January 2014

 

Egis to deliver systems engineering services for Salvador metro -Railway technology

Build-and-operate concession holder Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias (CCR) has awarded an engineering contract to Egis for the commercial construction of Salvador metro in Brazil.

The Salvador metro project includes completion of the partly underground and nearly 7km Line 1, construction of a line extension by 5km and building of the entire 24km-long east-west Line 2.

Five stations along the stretch of Line 1 are scheduled to enter into revenue service in June 2014 for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

 

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21 October 2013

 

Plans underway for mass transit and Phuket-Surat Thani rail link to connect Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea

PHUKET: Plans for a new mass transit system connecting Phuket to Surat Thani have been announced, with a study now underway to determine the best way to do it.

The plan is for some sort of transit system, which has yet to be decided, to connect Don Sak in Surat Thani, to Tha-Noon, in Phang Nga just over Sarasin Bridge. This will be some type of “heavy rail” system. The second part of the plan will connect Tha-Noon to Phuket International Airport, and will then go to Chalong Circle. Egis Rail, a Singapore-based company, won the bid to complete the two feasibility studies for the project. The study began in September this year and will continue for another 14 months.

Phuket News  – 21/10/13

07 October 2013

 

First US toll interoperability contract for Egis

French company Egis has signed a contract with the US Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI) for the supply, implementation and operation of the nationwide interoperability hub for billing the tolls of inter-state motorists, based on licence plate camera reads and transponders.

Founded in 2009 to promote and implement interstate interoperability, the ATI has grown to include forty full members consisting of toll road operators from within the US and three affiliate members from Canada, Australia and New York. This is becoming increasingly important as electronic non-stop toll systems are being planned and implemented across the United States.

Egis and sanef are joint shareholders of Secure Interagency Flow (SIF), managers of the interoperability contract. Within this joint venture, Egis will focus on operating activities and sanef its America will supply the system.

ITS International  – 07/10/13

23 September 2013

 

Ultra awarded contract to provide airpot operational systems to Viracopos International Airport in Brazil

Ultra Electronics announces that its Airport Systems business, based in Kansas City, MO, has been awarded a contract to provide a comprehensive suite of Airport Operations and Information Systems at Viracopos International Airport (VCP), in Campinas, Brazil.

This airport is about 99km north of São Paulo – Brazil’s largest metropolitan area – and serves as the hub for Azul Brazilian Airlines. Viracopos is undergoing significant expansion and will soon become the largest airport in South America. In the current cycle of planned investments, the existing passenger terminal is being renovated and a new terminal is being built which will result in a doubling of capacity for cargo and passenger traffic in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games. In addition, the basic project and preparatory work to add a second runway (out of a total of three new ones) has already started.

In February 2012, the Brazil Airports Consortium, consisting of TPI Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos SA, UTC Holdings SA and France's EGIS Airport Operation, was awarded a 30-year concession for operating and maintaining the airport. The Brazil Airport Consortium will spend approximately US$5B towards the airport's improvements during the concession period, including a minimum of US$1B investment necessary before the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Sys-con Media  – 23/09/13

21 July 2013

 

Dragon’s company backing bid for nationwide city bike-share contract

Dragons' Den denizen Sean O'Sullivan's SOS Ventures is an investor in a company tendering for a major contract to run a city bike service in Cork, Limerick and Galway. The plan is to introduce a Dublin Bikes-type scheme in Ireland's other major cities and perhaps more widely later on. Social Bikes, a New York outfit, has teamed up with Egis Projects Ireland, the French transport management company that runs Dublin Port Tunnel and the Easytrip toll tag service and is applying for the early stage tender process. First "prequalification" applications are due in by Tuesday July 30 and a final decision is likely to be made by the end of the year.

Independent.ie  – 21/07/13

19 July 2013

 

Egis and Sanef JV to build first N American toll interoperability hub for ATI - to start by end of year

An American based joint venture of Egis Projects and Sanef, Secure Interagency Flow LLC (SIF) has a contract with the Alliance for Toll Interoperability (ATI) to build and operate the first full toll transactions matching hub in North America. The hub - or 'HUB' as it is being called - will work from constantly uplisted lists of participating toll operators' accounts to match transactions of others' account holders. The contract is the result of about six months of back and forth in negotiations between SIF and ATI over a fee schedule that would be attractive to ATI members while also having sufficient transactions volumes and revenues to justify SIF's costs. SIF was the only one of four participants in pilot hubs to make a detailed proposal in a competitive procurement that began over two years ago. Actual daily processing of accountholders transactions at the HUB will begin January 1, 2014

TOLLROADS news  – 19/07/13

 

01 July 2013

 

One step forward – Chennai

Design studies for the Bengaluru-Chennai expressway completed

The Bengaluru-Chennai greenfield express-way project, covering a length of 260 km, has seen significant progress in the past few months. The feasibility study-cum-­preliminary design report was submitted in March 2013 to the implementing agency, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), by Egis-BCEOM International SA, in association with SECON Private Limited. The six-lane project is part of the 1,000 km expressway plan under Phase VI of the National Highways Development Program.

Indian Infrastructure  – 01/07/13

 

 

Details of the project

"Extensive consultations/meetings with the three state governments helped to finalise the alignment in their respective states," says the deputy chief executive officer of Egis lndia Consulting Engineers Private Limited.

Singh explains the relatively higher toll rates and says, "ln the absence of any toll policy regarding expressways, we have suggested that toll rates could be fixed higher than those on national highways as safer facilities and higher level of services will be provided on the expressway. The toll rates could be 1.25/1.5/1.75 times those on national highways. The feasibility study has indicated that the concession period is lower when toll rates are 1.5 times the existing rates and also there is optimum diversion of traffic to the greenfield expressway.”

"The project is financially viable when toll rates are 1.5 times the existing rates on the national highway and so does not require any financial grant or equity support from the government." says Singh.

"NHAI will find it difficult to acquire land once the new land acquisition bill is passed by Parliament.” says Singh.

 

18 June 2013

 

Helios opens office in Dubai

Award-winning air transport consultancy Helios has opened a new office in Dubai, establishing a formal presence in the Middle East for the first time. The office is located in Silicon Oasis and is part of Egis Group facilities. The office is ideally located for servicing Helios' growing business in the Middle East and India.

Ameinfo.com – 18/06/2013

arabianaerospace.aero – 17/06/2013

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