FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has awarded the Linéov Group consortium of SNC-Lavalin, Algoé and Transamo a project management assistance contract for Paris metro Line 18. The contract covers both the construction and operation phases.

Linéov Group will advise SGP on project management, and oversee all the contractors and suppliers involved. As an ancillary service, SNC-Lavalin is to carry out a pre-project audit for the southern extension of Line 14 which is to be built by SGP with RATP and Aéroports de Paris.

Line 18 will link Orly Airport to Versailles with 10 stations, including three at the airport. The first phase, between Orly and CEA Saint-Aubin, is due to open in 2024, with the second phase following in 2030. This would bring the route to 36 km, including 14 km of elevated alignment. Interchanges would be provided with RER lines B and C, as well as the future metro Line 14.

‘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’, said SNC-Lavalin’s Cities & Transport Vice-President Eric Gratton.