PARIS, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The Société du Grand Paris is building a fully automated metro system, consisting in an addition of four lines (L15, 16, 17, 18) which will encircle Paris, while extending a few of the existing lines. 200km long, an investment of €25 billion, the project is of unprecedented scale for the capital city.
Last year, eight civil engineering agreements were launched for Line 15 South. Two days ago, the Société du Grand Paris exposed its strategy for the allocation of civil engineering and systems public works contracts for Line 16. Highlighting the importance of investments, the Société du Grand Paris invited both French and international consortia to respond to its calls for tenders.
The 28km long Line 16 will ease the access to eastern Ile-de-France and serve ten new railway stations. €10 billion are being invested in the construction of both line 15 and 16. By the end of 2016, close to €3 billion in contracts will have been awarded.
"Our aim is both to consolidate the international scope of the Grand Paris Express and to optimize the schedule of completion by benefiting from a host of expertise and know-how. This is also why we have chosen to offer contracts combining civil engineering and system infrastructure works. This innovation will save several months in the final stages of the construction of the network."
Philippe Yvin, Chairman of the Société du Grand Paris Management Board
Three contracts extended for Line 16:
- Lot 1 - Civil engineering works for tunnels using boring machines, trenches, stations, drumming works and annexed works for the connection of lines 15, 16, and 17 (3300P) and the Aulnay maintenance site and railway line, catenary and metal works (calls for tenders at the end of September 2016, award planned at the start of 2018);
- Lot 2 - Civil engineering works for tunnels using boring machines, stations, drumming works and annexed works for the connection of the Aulnay maintenance site to the annexed site 0603P (call for tenders at the end of June 2016);
- Lot 3 - Civil engineering works for tunnels using boring machines, stations, and annexed works between the site 0603P (excluded) and the rear of Noisy-Champs station (excluded) (call for tenders at the end of June 2016).
Lots 2 and 3 will be awarded at the end of 2017.
These calls for tenders are accessible at: http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:185696-2016:TEXT:FR:HTML
SOURCE Société du Grand Paris