Bouygues consortium win $226m Paris metro contract

A consortium comprising Bouygues Travaux Publics along with Soletanche Bachy France, Soletanche Bachy Tunnels and CSM Bessac have signed a Paris metro contract worth $226m.

The contract will involve construction of the second tunnel package of the Paris metro Line 14 extension project.

The consortium will build a 2.2km tunnel linking Clichy-St Ouen and Pleyel, including a tunnel that links to the train maintenance and marshalling zone. 

They will also construct the Mairie de St Ouen station and four ancillary structures, including reinforcing the infrastructures of line C of the regional express network.

The project is 55% financed by Société du Grand Paris. The development hopes to relieve congestion on Line 13, and to improve travel conditions and access to Paris for people living in the northern suburbs.

The development will focus on sustainable construction techniques, and all excavated materials will be removed by river.

Work started on Line 14 of the metro in June this year. 

Bouygues Travaux Publics and the Soletanche Bachy group have previously carried out several underground infrastructure projects, including a section of the Toulouse metro and a tunnel for a metro line in Hong Kong.

Bouygues will begin work this summer. It is predicted to last several years and to mobilise nearly 260 employees at peak periods.

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