French team awarded €795m Grand Paris Express contract

A consortium of French construction companies Eiffage and Razel-Bec has won a €795m ($850m, £665m) contract to build a section of France’s "largest public transit project ever" – the Grand Paris Express 15 Sud railway line.

The contract, awarded by the Société du Grand Paris, is worth €435m ($465m, £364m) for Eiffage, the consortium leader.

The team will work on the line in Val-de-Marne, to run between the Bry-Villiers-Champigny and Créteil l’Échat stations

Work involves digging a 7.2km, 8.7-m-diameter double-track tunnel, three stations, and related rail work.

The Grand Paris Express is described as France’s "largest public transit project ever" with SNC-Lavalin, Vinci and Bjarke Ingels Group having previously won contracts on the development.

Image: The planned network of the Grand Paris Express (Hektor)

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