Press releases

16 November 2018


Morocco - Inauguration of the first HSL in Africa

The result of a Franco-Moroccan collaboration, Africa’s first high-speed line (HSL), running 200 km from Tangier to Kenitra, was officially inaugurated on 15 November in the presence of King Mohammed VI, the French President Emmanuel Macron and all the contributors to this exceptional project. Egis was in charge of the programme management for track, catenary and the construction depots along the entire Tangier-Kenitra line and for civil engineering on the northern section of the line.



18 October 2018


Egis and EDF working together for international energy projects

Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and CEO of Egis, and Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of EDF, have signed a commercial partnership agreement, confirming the wish of both groups to jointly develop their energy activities around the world.

The signature took place on 9 October at the Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris) during the Electric Days, a three-day exhibition and forum dedicated to the discovery of the energy solutions of the future developed by all the business lines of the EDF group.



08 October 2018


Egis partners with the Norwegian company Catenda for the bimsync platform

Egis has chosen the bimsync platform to facilitate Building Information Modelling (BIM) collaboration for three of its French urban transport infrastructure projects: Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express metro, the extension of Marseilles’ tram network and the extension of Lyon’s metro line B.

Egis and the Norwegian company Catenda, major actor of open BIM, signed a contract for implementation of the bimsync collaborative platform to meet the needs of the project for extending Lyon’s metro line B to Hôpitaux Sud (Project Owner: Sytral)...

Crédit photo : Egis – Fanny Rubigny



05 October 2018


Egis receives two Global Light Rail Awards

Two Egis projects received distinctions in the category “Project of the Year over €50m”: the Luxembourg LRT topped the category, while the Nice LRT received the “highly commended” accolade.



13 September 2018


Minigrid Pioneer RVE.SOL Inks Deal with Major Infrastructure Partner Egis and Energy Investor G7 to Bring Renewable Electricity to the Kenyan Masses

Latest round of investment signals minigrids ready to scale to electrify and provide clean water for up to 50,000 people in Busia County, Western Kenya

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September 12, 2018 Boa Vista, Portugal, Paris, France and Cape Town, South Africa - RVE.SOL today closed Series A financing round led by Egis out of France and G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd out of Cape Town, South Africa to bring their patented, pay-as-you-go minigrid “KUDURA” to rural Busia, Western Kenya. The financing round has been followed by the original seed Investors InnoEnergy and RKW.



23 July 2018


Egis is awarded a toll operation services contract of the NH-215

The concession company BETPL (Bangalore Elevated Tollway Private Limited) has awarded the contract for the toll operation of the National Highway NH-215 to Egis for eight years.

The NH-215 is a 10 kilometers (6,2 miles) long elevated highway connecting Madiwala to Electronic City in Bangalore, India. The project is a part of the 24 Km project highway on Bangalore – Hosur section of NH-44. This road link, one of the most popular in Bangalore, improves the connectivity of the Electronic City, home to some of the Global IT companies to the City.


Credit: BETPL


03 July 2018


Egis awarded European Commission contract to advise on future uses of EGNOS in aviation

Within the scope of H2020*, a team lead by Egis and including Thales Alenia Space has been awarded a contract to analyse possible evolutions in future aviation services for EGNOS, Europe’s satellite-based augmentation system.

EGNOS is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) and this project will address the long-term evolution of the EGNOS programme beyond the V3 Service Releases currently defined.


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06 June 2018


The economics consultancy Michel Frustié joins Egis

The company Michel Frustié, a building economics consultancy based in Montpellier, has joined the Egis group. This acquisition was concluded on 30 May 2018 in the presence of Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman and CEO of the Group, who welcomes this opportunity to expand our range of services.



23 May 2018


Egis supports the development of the United Arab Emirates railway network

Egis has just been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for the development of the United Arab Emirates railway network (Stages 2 and 3). It will assist Etihad Rail, tasked with developing and operating the network.

The existing and currently operated network of 264 km will be expanded between now and 2024 by over 600 km in Stage 2 and 250 km in Stage 3. The Emirates network is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail network and plays a key role in the ongoing growth of conventional rail in the Middle East region.



25 April 2018


Egis acquires the operations and maintenance contract for the M40 motorway, formally undertaken by Carillion 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.



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