VINCI to lead design and construction of new Paris metro line M15
The Société du Grand Paris has awarded the Intencités15 consortium, headed by VINCI Construction Grands Projets, the first contract for the design and construction of line M15’s Western section. This is the first Grand Paris Express contract notified under this contractual method, which allows Société du Grand Paris to simultaneously entrust the design (studies) and construction (execution of works) of a structure to a single consortium of operators.
The consultation procedures are continuing on the three remaining markets of sections 15 East (markets 1 and 2) and 15 West (market 2). The schedule provides for the commissioning of this section at the end of 2031, and the total amount of the contract amounts to 2,710 million euros, 20 per cent of which will be entrusted to local SMEs. This large-scale contract includes the construction, over 14 kilometres, of 5 stations – St Cloud, Rueil-Suresnes Mont-Valérien, Nanterre La Boule, Nanterre La Folie, La Défense – one RER, station and 16 service structures.
Line 15 West
Spanning 22.4 kilometres, Line 15 West is poised to make a significant impact as it traverses through 14 municipalities, directly affecting their 800,000 residents. This ambitious project is set to be operational by 2030. Together with Lines 15 South and 15 East, this transportation network will complete a 75-kilometre ring road encircling the French capital.
The forthcoming Line 15 West is slated to substantially reduce travel times, offering a 25-minute journey between Pont de Sèvres and Saint-Denis – Pleyel, compared to the current 52-minute commute. It will connect to existing metro lines 1, 9, and 13, tramways T1 and T2, Transilien trains J, L, and U, and RER lines A, C, D, and E, along with the extensive bus network. Its path will also connect western Paris, including the business hub of La Défense, to key areas such as Saint-Denis Pleyel and the airports of Roissy and Le Bourget.
In the first half of 2023, VINCI Construction achieved total revenue of 14.9 billion euros, marking an 11 per cent increase when compared to the same period in 2022. Within France, which contributed to 46 per cent of the total revenue, the company generated 6.8 billion euros in revenue, showing a growth of 7 per cent. The civil engineering division experienced stable business levels, while the building segment saw a boost. Outside of France, which accounted for 54 per cent of the total revenue, the company achieved 8.1 billion euros in revenue, showing an increase of 15 per cent.