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SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded contract to build Paris rail line

36-kilometre, 10-stop railway will link Paris' Orly Airport with Versailles



SNC-Lavalin headquarters on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal. The company has participated in the construction of a number of major infrastructure projects both in Canada and abroad. PHOTO: Gene Arboit, via Wikimedia Commons

SNC-Lavalin has participated in the construction of a number of major infrastructure projects both in Canada and abroad. The company’s headquarters on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal. PHOTO: Gene Arboit, via Wikimedia Commons

MONTREAL—The burgeoning rail network in and around Paris is about to get a little larger.

SNC-Lavalin has announced the Linéov Group, a consortium made up of SNC-Lavalin, Algoé and Transamo, has been awarded the contract to build Line 18 of the Grand Paris Express transportation network.

The 36 kilometre rail link will connect Orly Airport with the city of Versailles. Société du Grand Paris’s Line 18 will include 10 stations, three of which are air terminals, within a larger 200-kilometre, 68-station network.

“We are very proud to be participating in the largest public transit project ever launched in France,” Eric Gratton, vice-president of Cities & Transport at SNC-Lavalin, said. “This contract will reinforce our expertise in the development of mass transit networks, particularly in Île-de-France, where SNC-Lavalin is already serving as project manager for the Tangentielle Ouest tram-train system and general coordinator for the extension of tramway Line T3 to northern Paris.”

Project commissioning is planned for 2024, while the second phase is scheduled for 2030.

Under this contract, SNC-Lavalin said it will advise SGP on project management as well as oversee all the contractors and suppliers involved in the Line 18 project.

The contract builds on SNC’s strong presence in France where it consults on numerous infrastructure projects and manages 16 airports.

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