The Grand Paris Metro will circle the city of Paris and well over 130km will be underground. The new system will feature 72 stations and will interconnect with the existing public transport systems in Paris. The total construction costs of the Grand Paris Metro are estimated at €23bn. The line is expected to be completed in 2023. Client for the scheme is Société du Grand Paris.
Under this contract, Arcadis will lead, monitor and analyse the geotechnical investigations and define the geological and geotechnical models for the underground tracks and overpasses, including the stations. Arcadis will also verify and validate the conceptual design of each section as proposed by various engineering companies. The present contract is expected to last four years.
“This projects shows that governments continue with large infrastructure investments to solve major transportation challenges and strengthen their economies in the longer term”, said Nicolas Simonin, CEO for the French activities of Arcadis. “We are extremely proud to support this unique project. By combining our client focused approach, technical excellence in underground construction design and comprehensive risk management know-how, we were able to convince the Société du Grand Paris that Arcadis is the right choice for this project.”