On 13 April, the road bridge of la Chapelle sur Erdre was demolished, on the development worksite of the Porte de Gesvres, by Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France teams. Demolishing the bridge opens the way for a new structure scaled to take the intersection lanes for the enlargement of the Nantes north ring road, at the same place.
On 20 April, a milestone event marked the worksite of the Méricourt locks, in Les Yvelines, with the installation of new gates on lock #1. Eventually, renovation and extension of the structures will re-instate the locks’ initial transverse gauge to guarantee future stability and reliability in normal and extreme situations.
Did you know?
30% of France’s river traffic passes through the Méricourt locks.
On 26 April, there was a significant advance on the worksite of Moulins second bridge when the metal framework reached the opposite bank, completely spanning the river Allier! April was also marked by work on the deck of the secondary structure, with the concreting of the first support block. Well done Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France!
On 13 May, Téléo, the urban cable car south of Toulouse, was officially inaugurated. Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France teams are proud to have taken part in this major project developing Toulouse’s urban public transport system by carrying out for Tisséo the entire civil engineering work and complete outfitting of the 3 stations:
• The Oncopole Lise Enjalbert station
• The Rangueil Louis Lareng Hospital station
• The Paul Sabatier University station
100% electric, at 3 kilometres Téléo is the longest urban cable car line ever built in France!
At the end of May, teams from Align (Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick) began the construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct deck on the high-speed rail line HS2, in the UK. Its construction required a 160-m long machine, called a “launching girder”, to hoist the sections of the concrete deck forming the viaduct arches. Once each section is completed, the machine advances on its own and places itself in position to construct the next section. In all, one thousand segments will be required, each weighing up to 140 tonnes.
On 9 June, the CO2-LSC project of batch T3A on line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express won the Grand Paris Environment Award for its ultra-low carbon concrete. The Grand Paris Environment is the call for projects launched by the Société du Grand Paris for experimenting projects in support of the environment within the scope of the construction of the Grand Paris Express.
A fine reward for our teams, who are committed day after day to controlling our environmental impact. The CO2-LSC project includes the development and use of an ultra-low carbon concrete for carrying out an ancillary structure at the future Issy-les-Moulineaux station.
On 23 June, the worksite of the Simone Veil Bridge in Bordeaux was awarded the Bouygues Construction Top Site excellence label! Common to all Bouygues Construction entities and business lines throughout the world, the label embodies our CSR "Responsible and Committed" strategy at an operational level.
The worksite has in particular featured commitment to social and societal values fostering insertion and local employment, but also focuses on environmental concerns, as well as technical and operational innovations. Well done to Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France teams!