Paris Metro contract for Salini Impregilo 22 Mar 2018

Salini Impregilo News Release

Salini Impregilo has won a €203-million contract on the Grand Paris Express Line 14 extension of the city's Metro to the Orly Airport south of the French capital. It marks a return by the group to France some 20 years after it worked on the city’s Est-Ouest Liaison Express (EOLE).

Proposed route of the Line 14
Proposed route of the Line 14

The contract, awarded by La Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP) to Salini Impregilo and its JV partner Nouvelles Générations d’Entrepreneurs (NGE) is for one of four sections that will make up the 14km extension of Line 14 South to the airport.

On Lot GC04, Salini Impregilo and NGE will excavate a 4.1km tunnel from Pont de Rungis station to the site of a new station at Orly. Work is to begin in mid-March and last about five years.

The extended line will improve connections and travel times between Orly and the city by linking the airport to Line 18 of the Paris metro and a new line to be called Line 15.

At a cost of €30 billion, the Grand Paris Express will extend the city's RER rail and metro network to the surrounding communities of the Paris metropolis with the aim of revitalising the economy of the area for its seven million residents.

Salini Impregilo has experience in building metros from New York to Saint Petersburg. The contract in Paris will be the latest addition to the seven projects on which the group is currently working on four continents including the Metro Red Line North in Doha; and the Riyadh Metro Line 3; the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia; Line 2 and 4 for Lima Metro in Peru; Cityringen in Copenhagen; Line 4 of the Milan Metro; and a new metro line in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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