Vinci to build three stations for Grand Paris Express

Artist’s visualisation of the station at CEA Saint-Aubin. Vinci said the stations would “stand out for their geometric, origami-like design” (Courtesy of Vinci)
Société du Grand Paris has awarded Chantiers Modernes Construction (Vinci Construction) the contract to build three stations on Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express. They will be the Palaiseau, Orsay-Gif and CEA Saint-Aubin (Essonne) overhead stations.

Work starts in July and should be completed in 38 months, Vinci said.

The contract, worth €80.9m, covers civil engineering and structural works, the metal envelope and facades, together with finishing work for the three stations.

The company said the stations would “stand out for their geometric, origami-like design”.

The worksites will employ up to 180 workers, with 10% of hours set aside for people on work integration programmes.

Vinci will also involve its endowment fund, Chantiers & Territoires Solidaires, which supports non-profit initiatives to create jobs and foster community life in the towns and cities surrounding Grand Paris Express projects.

The project follows other contracts won by Vinci on Line 18, including the 11.8km tunnel between Orly Airport and Palaiseau, the 6.7km viaduct linking Massy-Palaiseau to the CEA-Saint-Aubin station, and the Palaiseau operation and maintenance centre.

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