The NGE group and Alstom have been selected by the Greater Avignon Agglomeration and Tecelys as part of a project involving the civil works platform and track works for the Avignon tramway.
The consortium, led by the NGE group via its subsidiary TSO, was chosen after a public tender to construct 5.4 kilometres of civil works (10.8 kilometres of track), with 8 corresponding track turnouts, 10 stations and a maintenance centre. The project includes the design, supply and installation of the civil works platforms and track. The works, which will last 20 months, are scheduled to end in January 2019.
Jean Bernadet, CEO of TSO, said: "We are very proud to associate ourselves with partners like Alstom to pool our skills and expertise in order to carry out a large-scale project such as this one. The trust shown by the agglomeration community of Greater Avignon in choosing us for this large-scale project demonstrates that the NGE Group, with its subsidiary TSO, is a recognised, key player in the railway sector."
“We are honoured by the renewed trust of the Greater Avignon, which will benefit from the expertise of Alstom teams based in France, both for the rolling stock and the rail infrastructure project. By associating their know-how, NGE and Alstom offer Greater Avignon reliable, tested, and competitive solutions, with a proven track-record”, added Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Managing Director of Alstom in France.
The consortium brings together TSO, subsidiary of the NGE group, Alstom, Guintoli, EHTP and Agilis. The project will also be an opportunity to promote the commitments made by all the partner companies, as 8% of hours worked will be dedicated to professional insertion.
From trains to services and from signalling to infrastructure, Alstom is a leading supplier of integrated mobility solutions. Alstom manages all the stages in setting up an integrated metro system, from its design, to its complete validation and commissioning. With 17 integrated metro projects awarded in cities such as Panama (L. 1 and 2), Guadalajara (Mexico), Los Teques (Venezuela) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - one of the largest turnkey metro projects ever launched, Alstom is a world leader in this area.