The group led by VINCI wins the contract for the market to recover excavation materials from the French side of the Mont-Cenis Base Tunnel (Lyon-Turin)

Contract worth 800 million euros
• Treatment of 23 million tonnes of materials
• More than 50% of materials reused for the construction site
• A 120-month project

The board of directors of TELT (Euralpin Lyon Turin Tunnel) awarded the contract for the recovery of excavation materials from the French side of the Mont-Cenis base tunnel (lot CO11), to the group composed of Eurovia Alpes (subsidiary of VINCI Construction, agent), Carrières du Bassin Rhônalpin and Terélian (subsidiaries of VINCI Construction), SATM and Granulats Vicat (subsidiaries of VICAT), Spie batignolles valérian and Spie batignolles malet, as well as GIE GMM 73.

The contract, worth 800 million euros, concerns the industrialization of the management of the 23 million tonnes extracted on the French side, in a circular economy logic with an objective of reusing more than 50% of these materials on the project sites.

This extraordinary project will include three final disposal sites, three materials processing stations, eight logistics platforms, 15 km of conveyor belts and a complete rail loading site.

In addition, 78,000 hours of integration and training will be carried out during the 120 months of work.

VINCI Construction is already present on the Lyon-Turin site with the digging of 23 km of twin-tube tunnel between Saint-Martin-de-la-Porte and Modane, carrying out preparatory work on the Avrieux well site, located at the future Modane security site as well as on the La Maddalena niche site, on the Italian side, for the creation of lateral niches to widen the tunnel and the security reinforcement of the vault. VINCI Construction will be able to draw on the historical experience of the VICAT group on the TELT project.

VINCI is a global player in the concessions, energy and construction sectors, employing 272,000 people in more than 120 countries. Its mission is to design, finance, build and manage infrastructure and equipment that contribute to improving daily life and mobility for everyone. Because its vision of success is global, VINCI is committed to the environmental, social and societal performance of its activities. Because its achievements are of public utility, VINCI considers listening and dialogue with all stakeholders in its projects as a necessary condition for carrying out its activities. VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, its shareholders, its employees, its partners and for society in general.

For nearly 200 years, VICAT has been a leading industrial player in the field of mineral and bio-sourced construction materials. Committed to a carbon neutrality trajectory across its value chain by 2050, the family business (listed on the stock exchange) today operates 3 main businesses: Cement, Ready-Mixed Concrete (BPE) and Aggregates, as well as activities complementary to these basic professions. The cement group employs 9,900 people and achieved a consolidated turnover of 3.642 billion euros in 2022. Anchored in the territories, VICAT is developing a circular economy model that benefits everyone and innovates every day to reduce waste. environmental impact of construction.

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