ARCADIS wins major Metro Expansion Project in Toulouse, France


19 November 2012 – ARCADIS has been awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction management  services for the civil works on the extension of the line B of the Metro System in Toulouse, France. The project is a €12 million global contract (of which €8.2 million for ARCADIS) for a 5 kilometers long extension, with 4.5 kilometers elevated on bridges and five aerial stations.  The announcement was made on 9 October 2012.

The project is part of the transportation development plan of the public transportation authority of the region of Toulouse, the Syndicat Mixte des Transports en Commun (SMTC) which will expand the current two line network of the subway to the south and to two big industrial zones. The cost estimate for the total expansion project is €168 million (excluding materials and equipment).

Among the specialties involved in the study are bridges, tunnels, soil mechanics, public roads and mobility studies. ARCADIS will also be involved in the management of the interfaces with the transportation system and in getting the project approved by the environmental authorities.

Paul Souaid, Managing Director of ARCADIS in France on the project: “Our strong capabilities in metro systems once again helped to convince a client that ARCADIS should be the preferred partner for these types of projects. We see a clear market trend towards integrated services from initiation of a project all the way through to completion and we are able to assist our clients well in all of these phases.”

ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), is a leading international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company active in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 21,000 people and €2.4 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com