Systra wins “exceptionally big contract” on Grand Paris Express

French engineer Systra has won an "exceptionally big contract" with French government agency Société du Grand Paris (SGP) on part of the Grand Paris Express, Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

Systra will work alongside SGP on the design and construction of lines 15 East and 15 West. Its scope will include programme definition, tender management and construction.

When operational, the 43km-long line will transport 1 million passengers a day.

Systra’s press statement did not disclose the value of the deal, but did say it was "one of the biggest engineering contracts signed by the group to date in France".

Didier Traube, Systra France’s managing director, said: "This assignment, exceptionally large for an engineering contract, confirms our commitment to SGP, with whom we have been in a partnership since 2011."

He added: "We will mobilise a large range of areas of expertise developed within the group, including the management of large projects, civil engineering and rail equipment engineering, as well as architecture, environmental management, land management issues, and tendering processes."

Systra will begin technical project management assistance work on the project in September 2019 and will continue until the lines are completed in 2030.

Image: By 2030, Grand Paris Express will have four new circle lines (Societé du Grand Paris)

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