The new Greater Paris network: SYSTRA wins two major contracts for Lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Greater Paris Express
9 September 2013

The new Greater Paris network: SYSTRA wins two major contracts for Lines 15, 16 and 17 of the Greater Paris Express

Société du Grand Paris (SGP) has awarded SYSTRA some of the first contracts for project management and assistance to the owner. Thanks to its extensive experience and references in major urban rail transport projects in France and abroad, the Group was able to develop the best proposals.

I am delighted that SYSTRA can help to improve collective mobility in the Greater Paris region by developing safe, efficient and comfortable transport systems for local residents. The technical complexities, costs and deadlines for this project are a major challenge and source of motivation for us. Resolving such issues is in our DNA. I am quite touched by the confidence SGP has shown in us and in their highly professional approach to the tender process, awarding contracts to very tight deadlines” said a delighted Pierre Verzat, CEO of SYSTRA.

SYSTRA won the contract for infrastructures project management for the southern section of Line 15 between Noisy-Champs- Villejuif Louis Aragon due to its extensive experience in underground metro systems and in-depth understanding of the issues facing the Greater Paris region.

The joint-venture managed by SYSTRA, comprising architects ANMA Agence Nicolas Michelin Associés, Agence Richez Associés, Agence Valode and Pistre Architectes and Atelier d’Architecture King Kong, won the contract for the 21km south-west section of Line 15 comprising 8 stations and access to two maintenance sites. SYSTRA will be responsible for all the design work on this section and for supervising construction work.

SYSTRA also won the project management contract for all automated systems and rolling stock for Lines 15, 16 and 17 as well as assistance to the owner on systems.

The Group will work with its partner-shareholder, RATP, the world leader in wide gauge automated metro systems, to:

- Provide technical assistance on systems for Lines 15, 16 and 17. The Group will advise SGP on all major systems choices and be responsible for systems integration, performance and coherence.

- Manage projects involving the Line’s rolling stock as well as driverless and central control systems

- Manage systems operations for all the other lines.

SYSTRA will be a key SGP partner, helping to commission successive sections of line between 2020 (from Noisy-Champs to Pont-de-Sèvres) and 2030. “There is no doubt that one of the Group’s most significant assets in winning this contract was its technical partnership with RATP and their complementary areas of expertise.” emphasized Pierre Verzat.

These contracts are part of the priority project to improve services for the inhabitants of the Greater Paris region and drive economic growth.

The Greater Paris Express is at the centre of a global and sustainable development strategy for the region that reconciles quality of life with access to outlying districts, economic growth, environmental constraints and international competitiveness. This new transport network, comprising 200km of new lines and 72 new generation stations, is designed for use by around two million passengers.

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