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Vinci JV wins fresh Paris Metro work

Noisy Champs station

A Vinci Construction joint venture has won a £137M contract (€156M) to build the Noisy-Champs station in Paris, part of the Grand Paris Express project.

Vinci Construction/Spie Batignolles will start work on the station, designed by architect Jean-Marie Duthilleul, later this summer. The contract covers construction of a helical steel dome for the station, along with a pedestrian walkways, a carriage storage area and a road bridge.

A storm basin will collect water used to supply concrete for the station, which will eventually connect Line 16, Line 11 and the RER A regional express line. While the new Noisy Champs station is under construction, the existing station will remain open.

The contract win from French government agency Société du Grand Paris adds to the JV’s existing £780M contract to construct an 8.5km tunnel for Line 15 south. Line 15 South covers 16 stations between Pont-de-Sèvres in the west and Noisy Champs in the east. The total amount of civils contracts on the line is roughly £3.2bn.

The Grand Paris Express project is a massive expansion of the Paris metro network, which will see 68 new stations built and 200km of new lines. In 2015, eight civil engineering contracts were announced for the mega project, which is scheduled to finish in 2024.

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