Grand Paris Express: SYSTRA wins an exceptionally big contract
SYSTRA has been chosen by the Société du Grand Paris (SGP), the government agency responsible for the Grand Paris Express, to ensure technical project management assistance for metro line 15 Est (East) and metro line 15 Ouest (West) of the Grand Paris Express, which will be constructed as a design & build project. In the context of this contract, the Group will be responsible for accompanying SGP in the definition of the programme, the management of tenders and then the construction of these two lines.
This assignment, one of the biggest engineering contracts signed by the Group to date in France, confirms SYSTRA’s positioning as the signature team for transportation solutions.
Lines 15 East and 15 West are destined to play a key role in the Grand Paris Express. Together, they will serve 27 communes, covering a distance of 43 km, and should transport 1 million passengers per day. The technical project management assistance assignment will start in September 2019 and will continue until the commissioning of the two lines, scheduled for 2030.
Didier Traube, SYSTRA’s Managing Director France, underlines: « The SYSTRA Group is proud and honoured to have been selected by SGP to contribute to this project of such importance to the inhabitants of the Greater Paris region. This new assignment, exceptionally large for an engineering contract, confirms our commitment to SGP, with whom we have been in a partnership since 2011. We will carry out this assignment with passion, relying on our excellent knowledge of metro projects in the Greater Paris region and on our breadth of experience at the international level: this combined experience is a valuable asset which will enable us to respect the objectives set by SGP. We will mobilise a very large range of areas of expertise developed within the Group, including the management of large projects, civil engineering and rail equipment engineering, as well as architecture, environmental management, land management issues, and tendering processes...»