Two important engineering firms join forces to serve Grand Paris. Egis and Setec have just been awarded the EPCM contract for the systems of the Grand Paris transport network (lines 15, 16 and 17), encompassing 100 km and 40 stations. This is one of the biggest engineering contracts for the construction of the Paris region (Ile-de-France) metro project.
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10 September 2013
On completion, the Grand Paris metro project will comprise 166 km of new lines and 57 new stations, most of which will connect with current and future transport services. This new network will considerably increase the scale of the public transport offering in the Ile-de-France region.
The project owner Société du Grand Paris has just awarded the first major contracts for project management consultancy and for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services.
The Egis-Setec consortium (led by Egis) was named preferred bidder for one of the largest of these contracts: the system EPCM for lines 15, 16 and 17, covering 100 km of lines and 40 stations, and worth a total of €96 million.
The 18-year contract is for the EPCM of system equipment: rail track, high current, overhead line, low current, platform screens, industrial maintenance workshop equipment, electromechanical equipment and pipes and ducts.
With this new contract, Egis and Setec reaffirm their active presence in the field of public transport engineering, notably in Ile-de-France, and gain further acknowledgement of their capabilities in automatic metro systems and equipment.