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[5/7/2020] Work at Rennes Bretagne airport completed in strict compliance with health protection measures

The work on Rennes Bretagne airport’s runway was paused due to the Covid-19 health crisis on 16 March, and the Eurovia teams were able to restart in April, following strict health and safety procedures based on recommendations from OPPBTP, the French building and civil engineering safety body. The work was completed in early May.

This project was the first to resume at Eurovia Rennes, at the request of its customer SEARD, as Rennes did not have a runway to handle possible medical evacuations at that point.

The teams were trained in the new health protection measures on 7 April and started working again on Thursday 9 April. Compliance with recommendations relating to the Covid-19 epidemic was closely and constantly monitored.

Tanguy Le Blay, the head of Eurovia’s Western France and West Indies division, visited the worksite to talk to the crews about the measures to protect the 200-plus people working on the project.

The work involved completely rebuilding the main runway at Rennes Bretagne airport and the related infrastructure. It was carried out by a consortium comprising Eurovia Rennes (lead) and Eurovia Grands Travaux. 

Following the final touch-ups, the runway was handed over on 7 May at 12:30 pm and officially reopened at 9:00 pm that same day with a first military flight.

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