Société du Grand Paris awards first civil engineering contract for development of metro line 17 of Grand Paris Express

25 January 2019 15:51 - BAM Belgium
© Société du Grand Paris / Julie Bourges.

(English translation based on the original French-language press release from Société du Grand Paris:) Saint-Denis, France, 24 January 2019 - Société du Grand Paris [the semi-public company entrusted with the development of the Grand Paris Express] has awarded the first of three civil engineering contracts for the development of line 17 (North) of the Grand Paris Express. It was awarded to a consortium of European companies, called 'Avenir' and formed by Demathieu Bard Construction (coordinator), Impresa Pizzarotti & CSPA, Implenia France SA, Implenia Switzerland Ltd, Implenia Spezialtiefbau GmbH, [and the three BAM companies] BAM Contractors SA, Galère SA and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (consortium partners).

This €439.4 million (excluding VAT) contract relates to works in plot 1 of line 17 North between the eastern line section of line 17 South, located in the municipality of Le Bourget, and the location of the Trangle de Gonesse station in the Municipality of Gonesse.

The project includes the realisation of:

  • the civil engineering works for the Le Bourget Airport and Triangle de Gonesse stations;
  • a drilled tunnel over a total length of approximately six kilometres;
  • the construction of a deepened (and partly covered) railway line;
  • the civil engineering activities at seven other project sites.

The aim is that passengers will be able to travel on this route from the capital to Le Bourget Airport station as of 2024 (in time for the Olympics) and from and to Triangle de Gonesse station as of 2027 onwards.

'The award of this contract marks the announcement of the upcoming start of the civil engineering works for metro line 17. It proves the commitment of the Société du Grand Paris to make every effort to ensure the optimal realisation of the new metro. The composition of the winning consortium, which brings together different companies, shows the attractiveness of the project for the European construction industry and our ability to appeal to new players in the building sector, which is under high pressure', says Thierry Dallard, chairman of the Executive Board of Société du Grand Paris.

Faster journey

  • Charles de Gaulle - La Défense Airport: travel time of 35 minutes (current travel time: one hour);
  • Le Bourget Airport - La Courneuve 'Six Routes': travel time 5 minutes (current travel time 35 minutes).

About Société du Grand Paris

Société du Grand Paris is a government agency set up by the French State whose mission is to manage the execution and financing of the Grand Paris Express. It is responsible for the construction of the necessary infrastructure for the rail network and for the purchase, on behalf of Ile-de-France Mobilités, of the metro trains. The future metro line for the Paris region, the Grand Paris Express, is the largest infrastructure and development project in Europe. With 200 kilometres of track, the project provides for the construction of four new lines around Paris, the extension of line 14, the construction of 68 stations and the development of the adjacent new neighbourhoods into future urban centers.

Click here for the original French-language press release from Société du Grand Paris.