Slated to last 35 months, the work will be performed by a building consortium involving project leader Colas Nord-Picardie (34%), Bouygues TP Régions France (33%) and DTP Terrassement (33%). This will include the construction of a 7-km section of 2-lane road, 4 engineering structures as well as a 275-meter long cut-and-cover tunnel, for an initial investment of 62 million euros.
Once the section has been opened up to traffic, maintenance, operation and major repairs and upgrades will be performed by Aximum, a Colas company, for a duration of 22 years.
The Colas Group
The Colas Group is a leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure. With 63,000 employees in nearly 50 countries on five continents, the Group performs 100,000 projects each year via 800 works centers and 1,400 materials production sites.
In 2012, Colas posted 13 billion euros of consolidated revenue (44% outside of France). Net profit attributable to the Group amounted to 302 million euros.
As a global player in construction and services, Bouygues Construction designs, builds and operates buildings and structures which improve the quality of people’s living and working environment: public and private buildings, transport infrastructures and energy and communications networks. A leader in sustainable construction, the Group and its 55,400 employees have a long-term commitment to helping their customers shape a better life.
In 2012, Bouygues Construction generated sales of 10.6 billion euros.