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Colas Rail has won two contracts to build the southern extension of Line 2 of the Santiago de Chile metro, which runs in a 5.1 km tunnel.

The first contract was awarded in late July to the Colas Rail (lead manager) – ETF consortium. It includes the supply and laying of the track and the third rail, and the enlargement of a maintenance depot, for a total of €36 million.

The second contract, recently awarded to Colas Rail by the Metro de Santiago SA company, concerns the electrification of the line for a total of €20 million. It covers the designs, procurement of supplies, assembly, trials and putting the extension and depot electrification system into service, as well as five years’ maintenance.

The work will be carried out over a three-year period.

These two new contracts confirm Colas Rail’s presence on the Santiago de Chile metro. Following the construction of Lines 3 and 6 delivered in 2017 and 2018, Colas Rail is currently handling the maintenance of all of the tracks in the Santiago metro network, which represent some 140 km of lines.

Grand Paris Express: Colas Rail / Alstom consortium awarded a contract for track and catenary on Line 15 South – East sector - published on 01/11/2018

The Société du Grand Paris has awarded to a Colas Rail / Alstom consortium the contract involving the track, rigid catenary and linear equipment for line 15 South - East sector of the Grand Paris Express. The contract amounts to 155 million euros.

The contract includes the construction of 17 kilometers of metro line serving 8 stations – from Noisy-Champs to Vitry-sur-Seine – as well as the maintenance and storage site in Champigny-sur-Marne.

The consortium, comprised of Colas Rail (70%, leader) and Alstom (30%), is in charge of project management, studies, supply, execution of works and tests for the railway, rigid catenary and linear equipment.

The project is scheduled to last 69 months and will mobilize up to 260 employees.

For Colas Rail and Alstom, this success bears witness to their expertise and their ability to come together to lead cross-disciplinary projects in the field of railway equipment and works. The two companies have already worked together on major projects such as the Reims tramway, the LGV Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass, and the Cairo and Caracas metros. They are currently working on tramway projects in Nice and Bordeaux.

“I would like to thank the Société du Grand Paris for the trust it has placed in Colas Rail by awarding it with this first large-scale project on the Grand Paris Express network. Teams from Colas Rail and Alstom will do their utmost to ensure that the project is a success. Colas Rail aims to pursue the partnership with the Société du Grand Paris on other projects on the Grand Paris Express, bringing into play its full range of expertise,” declares Francis Grass, President of Colas Rail.

“I am particularly proud of the fact that the Société du Grand Paris chose Alstom and Colas for their expertise and skills in the field of rail works for Line 15 South – East Sector in the Greater Paris network. This demonstrates Alstom's ability to provide more than rolling stock on major projects such as this one," declares Jean-Baptiste Eymeoud, Senior Vice President of Alstom France.