Eiffage, through its subsidiaries Eiffage Génie Civil (leader), Eiffage Rail, Eiffage Énergie Systèmes and Eiffage Concessions, has won the contract for the reconstruction of the Transilien RER D and R line “Villeneuve Demain” maintenance centre at Villeneuve Saint-Georges in association with the architectural firm LA/BA.
The contract has a total value of EUR 452 million and is 100% financed by Île-de-France Mobilités (of which EUR 449 million for Eiffage), the company said in a statement posted on its website on Monday.
Awarded by SNCF Voyageurs – Direction Transilien Agence du Grand Villeneuve, this 35,000 sq m project covers the design, construction and maintenance of the building and railway installations over a six-year period. Anticipating the increase in traffic over the coming decades on the RER D and Transilien R lines, this project aims to adapt the maintenance facilities to meet the technical characteristics of the new generation trains to be purchased by Île-de-France.
The expected performance objectives relate to the availability of the maintenance installations, the energy performance of the buildings by installing an EMS (Energy Management System) and the optimisation of intervention time.
The contract with Île-de-France Mobilités will be completed in December 2027
The Eiffage-led group will call on the know-how of other companies in the group – Eiffage Route, Demcy (demolition) and Roland (earthworks) – or Ferlioz, a newly created entity of Eiffage Concessions, specialising in the maintenance and operation of rail infrastructure.
After the design phase, scheduled to be completed in October 2023, the actual work will start in January 2024, with the aim of a first delivery in December 2026, coinciding with the start of maintenance, and final completion in December 2027.
“With this contract, Eiffage is demonstrating the relevance of its integrated tender model and its ability to propose turnkey tenders in the field of railway infrastructure management,” the press release added.