Société du Grand Paris awarded the joint venture made up of VINCI Construction (VINCI Construction Grands Projets, Dodin Campenon Bernard, VINCI Construction France and Botte Fondations), associated with Spie Batignolles, a major Grand Paris Express contract to build the T3C section of the Line 15 South. The section will link the underground Fort d’Issy-Vanves-Clamart and the future Villejuif-Louis Aragon stations. This €926 million contract covers construction of a tunnel with a length of more than 8 kilometres of five new stations and eight shafts. A large project in an urban environment The T3C section is an outsized project calling for substantial logistics. It will involve two 10 metres diameter earth pressure balanced tunnel boring machines operating simultaneously, removal of 3.2 million tonnes of spoil and placing of more than 470,000 m3 of concrete. The Villejuif Gustave-Roussy station, whose architecture and dimensions (65 metres diameter, 42 metres depth) epitomize the section, will connect Line 15 South and Line 14 South.»
Innovative, ambitious social measures
At peak activity, the project will include nearly 900 people. Extensive steps will be taken to train and induct the long-term unemployed. Support for this work integration programme will be provided by the ViE structure (VINCI insertion Emploi), which VINCI set up in 2011 to help Group subsidiaries carry out such measures. Lastly, an endowment fund, “Chantiers et Territoires Solidaires”, has been created to support public interest projects in the vicinity of the worksites. Spie batignolles is strongly committed to the integration of members of underprivileged communities, notably through the Fondation Spie Batignolles.»
On this occasion, VINCI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Xavier Huillard said: "We are very proud to have won this major contract with our partner. The Grand Paris Express project is strategically important for the future and the economic development of the Greater Paris area. It will create jobs, open up regions and release energies. The Group will bring its expertise to this ambitious undertaking over the next 20 years. The project is a huge technical and also human challenge."
"The Spie Batignolles Group, which has already won a number of Grand Paris contracts, once again demonstrates the quality of its teams and expertise in taking on major infrastructure projects,” says Jean-Charles Robin, Chairman of the Spie Batignolles Executive Board. “The Group’s wide range of business activities and ability to bring its entities together to work in synergy enable Spie Batignolles to take on projects requiring project coordination and state-of-the-art technical expertise."