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TELT Awards VINCI Construction Grands Projets JV Contract for Avrieux Shafts Work for Lyon Turin Rail Line

Infra News - Published on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Image Source: VINCI Grands Projets Avrieux Shafts Lyon Turin Rail Line
The owner of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin has awarded works package 5A of the Lyon to Turin rail line to a consortium led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets. The works package involves preparatory work perpendicular to the future safety site at Modane, near the midpoint of the 57.5-kilometre base tunnel that will connect the international stations in Saint Jean de Maurienne in France and Susa in Italy. The EUR 220 million contracts for works package 5A involves construction of the four 500 metre deep Avrieux shafts using raise boring machines, mechanical excavators operating from the base of the future shafts. This technique optimises work safety, costs and time. The work also involves digging galleries and seven caverns, using conventional methods of explosives, at the foot of the existing Villarodin Bourget–Modane decline, which is up to 22 metres high and 23 metres wide.

The Lyon Turin line is part of a programme designed to upgrade passenger travel and expand trade in Europe. It is setting in motion a transition that will make transport more sustainable by shifting long distance freight from roads to rail lines. By 2030, the Lyon to Turin rail line will replace 1 million heavy vehicles on Alpine roads and lower greenhouse gas emissions by about 3 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.

The consortium encompasses VINCI Construction subsidiaries VINCI Construction Grands Projets lead, Dodin Campenon Bernard and VINCI Construction France 65%, alongside Webuild 33% and Bergteamet 2%.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 14 Jul 2020
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