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Sweco wins £13.5M job for new Paris mega metro

Maison du metro

Sweco has secured a deal to carry out the overall project management and detailed civil design for a new metro line in Paris.

The £13.5M job, commissioned by public body Société du Grand Paris, involves the design of Line 17, with five new stations. The 20km metro line will link the Le Bourget and Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airports and run north from the area of Saint-Denis to Le Mesnil Amelot. Work starts next month and will be carried out by a consortium led by Sweco Belgium.

The project is part of a massive expansion of the Paris Metro, which will see 200km of new lines and 68 new stations built. Called the Grand Paris Express, it is spearheaded by the Société du Grand Paris. Last year the Société published details of the eight civil engineering contracts that were available for tender.

Sweco president and chief executive Tomas Carlsson said: “Sweco’s Belgian organisation, that has been assigned for this project, became part of the company through the acquisition of Grontmij. It is very encouraging to see how the Belgian consultants through strong customer focus and recognised expertise are awarded a project that significantly will develop the future Paris.”

The new line is expected to open in 2024.

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