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Société du Grand Paris awards first Metro Line 17 contract

Société du Grand Paris has awarded the first of three civil engineering contracts for the development of line 17 (North) of the Grand Paris Express.

Awarded to a consortium of European companies, called Avenir and formed by Demathieu Bard Construction, Impresa Pizzarotti and CSPA, Implenia France, Implenia Switzerland, Implenia Spezialtiefbau, and three Bam companies – Bam Contractors, Galère and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau.

This €439.4M (£379.5M) contract relates to works in plot one of Line 17 North between the eastern line section of Line 17 South, and includes a 6km drilled tunnel, civil engineering works for the Le Bourget Airport and Triangle de Gonesse stations and the construction of a deepened and partly covered railway line.

Société du Grand Paris chairman of the executive board Thierry Dallard said: “The award of this contract marks the announcement of the upcoming start of the civil engineering works for metro line 17.

“It proves the commitment of the Société du Grand Paris to make every effort to ensure the optimal realisation of the new metro.

“The composition of the winning consortium, which brings together different companies, shows the attractiveness of the project for the European construction industry and our ability to appeal to new players in the building sector, which is under high pressure.”

According to Société du Grand Paris when the project is complete, passengers will be able to travel on this route from the capital to Le Bourget Airport station from 2024 and from Triangle de Gonesse station from 2027 onwards.

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