Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI Group, is a world leader in transport infrastructure construction and urban development. Thanks to our network of quarries, binder-production facilities, and asphalt-production units, we have control over our supply chain. In addition, we provide a vast range of services, including infrastructure maintenance, design-coordination services, and expert consulting as part of public-private partnership projects.
Our business lines:
- Transport infrastructure work and urban development:
Eurovia builds transport infrastructures and urban development: roads, highways, railways, airport platforms and tramways, as well as industrial and business sites. Eurovia also has extensive know-how in related areas: demolition and deconstruction, sanitation, earthwork, roadwork and various networks, urban development, works of art and noise barriers.
With the synergy within the different components of the VINCI Group, we are involved in major infrastructure projects all over the world.
These activities represent 73% of our sales in 2012.
- Industrial production:
Eurovia manages a network of more than 400 material production and urban development units. These units include binder plants and coating plants, material production units for roads and road signage devices (panels, gantries, paints). We also produce resins for industrial and commercial platforms as well as concretes and pre-fabricated products (anti-noise walls).
Among the European leaders in the granulate market, Eurovia extracts, processes and markets natural and recycled granulates for roads and buildings.
We run a network of more than 400 quarries and 150 recycling and re-purposing facilities for materials (concrete, milled asphalt, household waste incineration plants, etc.). These activities contribute to expanding our activities while ensuring a constant supply to our sites, with reserves evaluated at 35 years of production.
Our technical expertise technique, in conjunction with our knowledge of the area and local conditions, enable us to offer a wide range of services, meeting new demands from customers and specifiers.
Before on-site work begins, we work on design-coordination, consulting and technical support, in particular public-private partnership projects. Once on-site work begins, we take care of the global maintenance of transport infrastructures. We oversee management and the securing of road, highway and railway networks. We carry out the current maintenance, cleaning, winter maintenance and energy interventions.
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Expert solution provider for airports and heliports
Eurovia possesses expert and extensive know-how regarding road and highway infrastructure. What is perhaps less well-known is that it provides valuable services to aviation and aeronautics professionals in support of their design, renovation, and equipment-maintenance work through products created at its research, development, and innovation centres. ...
If asked to name a single iconic project that illustrates its expertise with respect to airport infrastructure, Eurovia would surely cite the future airport at Grand Ouest. For the first time in a long time in France, public authorities have decided to build (starting in 2014) a new airport on a 1,250-hectare site.
Eurovia regularly provides maintenance and renovation services to airports. Eurovia has taken part in a project for the helicopter production company Eurocopter based in Marignane (France).
On these types of projects, the laboratory plays a key role. It develops formulations that address specific site and project needs. It oversees implementation and monitors performance through use of borehole sampling techniques.
There are multiple constraints that must be addressed at airport worksites: work can only be carried out over brief periods, sometimes at night, another obligation was the need to abide by water-management legislation and new civil aviation requirements, carry out wildlife and vegetation impact studies in wetlands and devise compensating measures.
A new generation of production plants
Eurovia’s new-generation plants are more compact and are housed withing industrial buildings that are structured in many ways as logistics platforms in which materials arrive at one end and asphalt paving solutions come out at the other end. Designing these new plants represents a complete break from producers’ practices at the time....
These asphalt-production plants are designed to be exemplary models in five specific areas, namely, safety, working conditions, environmental protection, production processes, and operating cost-effectiveness.
Currently, six new-generation plants are in service in France. Of course, investment in this type of technology is significantly greater than for earlier-generation plants; however, it is a worthwhile investment since it generates considerable subsequent savings. Production capacity remains high whatever the weather, all types of mixes can be produced continuously, and recycling capability is high.
Finally, enhanced insulation throughout the plant translates into substantial energy savings. These new-generation asphalt-production plants are the way of the future at Eurovia, both in France and internationally.
Eurovia is awarded five roadway service contracts in the United Kingdom
In recent months, Eurovia was awarded five contracts in the United Kingdom to provide road-maintenance services in the English counties of North Yorkshire, Shropshire, Cheshire West and Chester City, Cheshire East, and Essex. The latter two contacts are joint ventures with the U.S.-based firm, Jacobs....
These long-term service contracts cover all aspects of road maintenance, such as regular maintenance and network renovation, inspection and repair of engineering structures, legacy management, emergencies, winter maintenance (including snow removal), and lighting.
Eurovia will also provide clients with consulting services and expertise regarding traffic management, roadway design, and vehicle fleet management. In Cheshire East and Essex, the Company will also provide delegated budget management services, testifying to the quality of the business partnerships it have built with its clients.
Multi-year service contracts currently account for 70% of Eurovia’s activity in the United Kingdom. Over the past 20 years, the Company has acquired solid experience and recognized expertise with local communities and administrative authorities throughout Britain.
While there is increasing talk about global warming, there is no doubt that winter weather is sometimes severe. In an effort to help communities – from Scotland to Spain and from Canada to Lithuania – deal with winter weather, Eurovia provides special teams that stay tuned to the weather report and are ready to jump into action quickly....
In summer, Eurovia builds up its salt stocks which it will use to apply to roads in winter as part of snowremoval operations. When winters are rough, roads are shut down, the cost of this “white gold” can start to soar. Thanks to new technologies, the movement and activities of the fleet are monitored in real time when they go into action, gauging the progress of saltspreading and snow-removal equipment, their on-time performance, and the volume of salt used. The teams are ready 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to make roads secure and ease the flow of traffic.
In certain contracts, Eurovia teams may need to decide on their own to launch preventive operations. To help them in their decisions, procedures based on weather forecasting systems have been implemented. Thanks to its experience in the area of winter maintenance, Eurovia has developed brines that have helped reduce consumption of road salt by about 25%. Salt can be swept away by the wind, whereas brines instantly penetrate into the roadway.
Eurovia and ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires recently signed three contracts in a row to construct platforms and lay tramlines for a total 22 km of lines. The contracts are a good illustration of how complementary the activities are within Eurovia, enabling it to provide local communities with a global offering that uses nearby networks of work agencies and ETF’s tramway expertise....
These three contracts include the construction of a tramway in Besançon, Eastern Sector, the northern extension of lines A, B and C of the tramway in Bordeaux, and the extension of Line E of the tramway in Toulouse.
Eurovia and ETF have been working on the main tramway sites in France for the past 30 years, laying down more than 500 kilometres of track, along with installing the associated overhead wires and urban planning. Currently, the teams are working on tramway sites in Brest, Dijon, Le Havre, Lyons and Paris.
ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires is a global benchmark and player in the construction and maintenance of railway facilities in the national rail networks and urban transportation networks. Its complementary technical expertise covers the rail industry, rail engineering and catenary.
The US 19 project in Florida
Hubbard Construction was awarded the US 19 project (a build/finance mandate) in Clearwater, Florida. The project calls for the conversion of a 4.1-km section of a six-lane urban road into a dual 3-lane flyover and includes the building of five bridges as well as north and southbound 2-lane access roads.
Florida's Department of Transportation will finance 80% of the project; and Hubbard the remaining 20%. This is one of the company's largest contract to date and Eurovia's first build/finance mandate in the U.S.
Eurovia also targets niche markets
Eurovia is focused on providing its clients with a comprehensive range of services. That is the reason we are also active in very specific areas, including: hydraulic works; planning, implementing, and maintaining green spaces; and installing wind-turbine foundations. These services are made possible through strategic partnerships among many of our subsidiaries. An example?
Sethy has developed a service offering in hydraulic works. Its achievements in this area not only include river and canal development projects, but the construction of dams as well. TP Spada specializes in port development. SBR provides heavy concrete bollards and other structures used as protective barriers at worksites. Chadel maintains green spaces. The Eurovia division at Morlaix and Eurovia's Romanian subsidiaries are interested in preparatory works for wind-turbine: access paths, crane platforms, and reinforced concrete foundations for wind turbine masts.
ETF-Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires makes Eurovia a leading player in rail systems
All around the world, the need for new rail infrastructure is growing, but so is the need for rail system upgrades and maintenance. In France alone, according to the government's environment round-table, 2,000 km of new high-speed lines and 1,500 km of light-rail lines must be built. In September 2008, in an effort to provide comprehensive services to this promising growth market, Eurovia acquired Vossloh Infrastructures Services and renamed it ETF- Eurovia Travaux Ferroviaires.
Urban transit - the Company's traditional business line - remains a strong and dynamic sector. Eurovia is the leader in France in the light-rail market, with systems already implemented in approximately 20 cities. Railways constitute yet another traditional business line for the Company: it undertakes new rail construction (particularly high-speed lines), upgrades and maintenance of national lines and industrial sidings, and the installation and maintenance of catenary wires. In France, Eurovia is among the three leading companies in this sector.