Italy’s Salini Impregilo has won a €718.8m contract to build 11km of tunnel and four stations for a section of France’s Grand Paris Express, billed as "arguably the largest transport project in Europe".
The future Line 16 of Grand Paris Express will serve a number of communes in the northern and eastern Paris.
Awarded by Societé du Grand Paris, the contract, known as Lot 2, will involve stations at Aulnay, Sevran-Beaudottes, Sevran-Livry and Clichy Montfermeil, along with 11 related works, the company said 19 October.
With final completion scheduled for 2030, the overall Grand Paris Express project will see four new circle lines measuring 200km altogether dug under Paris, with 68 new stations.
Salini Impregilo will assign 20% of the value of its latest contract to local subcontractors and employ disadvantaged workers for 5% of the total number of hours estimated to be needed to complete its section of the metro line.
In March, Salini Impregilo and joint-venture partner Nouvelles Générations d’Entrepreneurs won a €203m contract to extend Line 14 of the Grand Paris Express to the Orly airport.
The work marks the group’s return to France 20 years after it worked on the city’s Est-Ouest Liaison Express (EOLE) between 1992 and 1998. Salini Impregilo also contributed to the progressive expansion of the city’s metro, working on the METEOR line (Metro Est-Ouest Rapide).
Image: By 2030, Grand Paris Express will see four new circle lines measuring 200km altogether dug under Paris, with 68 new stations (Societé du Grand Paris)
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