A €2.5bn contract for Line 15 East of Grand Paris Express, won by a consortium of nine firms, involves constructing six stations and 17km of tunnels. The project aims for completion by 2031, prioritizing social employment and allocating 25% of spending to smaller firms.
The Grand Paris Express expansion sees significant progress with the recent awarding of a €2.5bn design-and-build contract to a consortium comprising nine companies. This development will focus on enhancing Line 15 East between Bobigny-Pablo Picasso station and Champigny Centre.
The consortium, consisting of Architecturestudio, Ar.thème Associés, a collaboration between BIG-Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, FBCC, Eiffage, LA/BA, Viguier, and Wilmotte & Associés, is set to erect six stations at strategic points along the route.
Construction highlights include 17km of tunnels, 15 associated rail structures, two entrance structures, and an operational hub in Rosny-sous-Bois. Commencing after a 15-month design phase, the project anticipates completion in 2031.
Eiffage, a prominent member of the consortium, affirmed their commitment to social employment by dedicating 1.2 million working hours and earmarking 25% of the project's budget for small and medium-sized enterprises.
The expansion of Line 15 East within the Grand Paris Express network signifies a significant leap forward in urban infrastructure development. With a strategic consortium in place, this endeavor promises to not only enhance transportation but also prioritize social employment and support smaller enterprises.