Paris Metro line 18 : Ferrovial-led consortium wins €438m contract

Ferrovial in consortium with French firms Spie batignolles génie civil and Spie batignolles Valérian has won a €438 million contract to construct a section of Paris Metro line 18 in France.

The Spanish firm which develops transport infrastructure and urban services won the contract through its construction division.

The Paris Metro line 18 work is part of the Grand Paris Express program, which is said to be the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Grand Paris Express calls for the construction of 68 new stations and a 200km long track to the Paris underground railway.

Benoît Moncade — Spie batignolles génie civil General Manager, commenting on the Paris Metro line 18 contract, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen for this project, our largest contribution to the Grand Paris Express initiative to date, as it further strengthens our sizable presence at the heart of this major project.

“It is also a tribute to the know-how and technical expertise of our teams, who have been working on the Metro for the last six years.”

Ferrovial-led consortium wins €438m contract related to Paris Metro line 18

Ferrovial-led consortium wins €438m contract related to Paris Metro line 18. Photo courtesy of Roehrensee/Wikipedia.org.

Ferrovial will be responsible to bore a 6.7km long tunnel between the Saint-Quentin Est and Versailles-Chantiers stations in western Paris. The work, which will take 104 months, also includes construction of three stations and eight ancillary infrastructures.

Commenting on the Paris Metro line 18 contract, Ignacio Gastón — CEO of Ferrovial Construction said: “Participating in the Grand Paris Express mega-project evidences our extensive international experience in the design and construction of this type of urban infrastructure. Some of our most iconic projects can be found in such cities as London, Sydney and Madrid.”

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