Our Achievements

The Baluarte Bridge in Mexico, the Sports Hub in Singapore, the tower First at La Défense… As a major player in in the building and sustainable construction, Bouygues Construction has significant references throughout the world. Have a look at some of them!

Iconic projects

Tanger-Med
Morocco
the largest container port in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast of Africa!
The Brest cable car system
France
a floating bridge above the city
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
a committed environmental initiative!
France
a tower built for a new generation!
QP district
Qatar
an exceptional residential complex!
Trade and Industry Tower
Hong Kong
a symbol of green innovation!
The Saint Martin Thermal Power Plant
France
an environmentally-friendly site
Home tower
France
Paris' highest building since the 1970s!
Brickell City Centre
United States
an impressive feat and ecologically sound!
Mahanakhon
Thailand
an architectural and technical feat!
Tanger-Med
Morocco
the largest container port in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Coast of Africa!
The Brest cable car system
France
a floating bridge above the city
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
a committed environmental initiative!
France
a tower built for a new generation!
QP district
Qatar
an exceptional residential complex!
Trade and Industry Tower
Hong Kong
a symbol of green innovation!
The Saint Martin Thermal Power Plant
France
an environmentally-friendly site
Home tower
France
Paris' highest building since the 1970s!
Brickell City Centre
United States
an impressive feat and ecologically sound!

All our archievements

Biomass gasification plant
Hoddesdon - United Kingdom
10 MWe de puissance

The specialised investment fund AssetGen Partners entrusted Bouygues Energies & Services with a contract worth around 110 million euros for the turnkey delivery of a biomass gasification plant in Hoddesdon in the county of Hertfordshire. The subsidiary will be responsible for the engineering, construction and equipment provision of this 10MWe power plant, and will manage its use and maintenance for a period of ten years. Once in operation in 2017, it will be the largest waste gasification plant in the UK.

The specialised investment fund AssetGen Partners entrusted...

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The Home Tower
Paris - France

Home is the first residential tower since the 1970s to exceed 50m in height, following the decision by the city of Paris to remove height limits in order to address housing issues. The two towers that make up the project contain 188 homes including 92 social housing apartments, as well as shops and car parks. The tiered design allows both optimum brightness and uniqueness for every apartment, in order to focus on the comfort of inhabitants. Home is also an RT 2005 "Climate Plan" operation and has obtained several environmental certifications.

Home is the first residential tower since the 1970s to exceed 50m in height, following the decision by the city of...

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The Ecole Centrale Supélec University in Saclay
Chatenay-Malabry - France
4,000 students

The Kluster consortium notably comprising Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France and Bouygues Energies & Services is building a property complex of approximately 25,000m², primarily intended to house the school’s educational and research activities. Built under a Public Sector-Private Sector Partnership contract, use of the complex will be managed for 26 years by Bouygues Energies & Services, who are committed to limiting electricity and heating consumption.

The Kluster consortium notably comprising...

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Bordeaux city council offices
Bordeaux - France
850 municipal employees on a single site

Built in a year and a half, today the new Bordeaux city council offices centralise most services to citizens and accommodates 850 employees previously spread over fifteen sites. Part of the building is a cantilever overlooking the tram, a real technical challenge for the teams at Bouygues Bâtiment Centre Sud-Ouest. BEPOS-certified, the Cité Municipale operates under a Public Sector-Private Sector Partnership contract; site maintenance will thus be taken care of by Bouygues Energies et Services for a period of 20 years.

Built in a year and a half, today the new Bordeaux city council offices centralise most services to citizens and...

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Fibre To The Home Network in the Oise department
Oise - France
10,000km deployed in less than 10 years

Bouygues Energies & Services and its subsidiary Axione were selected by the Syndicat Mixte Oise Très Haut Débit (SMOTHD), in a consortium with Sobeca, to carry out the first phase of optical fibre deployment in the Oise department. Twenty-one towns in the department have been involved since 2014. Priority is given to towns where high speed ADSL internet connections are poor. This first phase is part of the "Broadband everywhere and for everyone" plan, which aims to equip the entire department with a 100% optical fibre network, right down to the "individual" subscriber. A total of 136,000 FTTH (Fibre To The Home) connectors will be deployed, outside areas where the Department will not intervene due to private operator initiatives.

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M Central
Monthey - Switzerland
1 complex mixed and intergenerational

Located in the centre of Monthey, M Central is an urban response to the development of shopping centres on the outskirts of cities. Made up of six buildings, this complex built by Losinger Marazzi provides 4,750m² of retail space as an extension to the existing Migros store retail space, 1,300m² of office space and 130 rental apartments, as well as a senior citizens residence. Built in accordance with Swiss Minergie standards, the buildings are connected to the remote heating system installed by the city of Monthey, which uses heat produced through the incineration of household waste.

Located in the centre of Monthey, M Central is an urban response to the development of shopping centres on the...

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The Mars Yard
London - United Kingdom
20 contracts signed over 10 years with Airbus

How will the Rover robot evolve during its expedition to Mars in 2018? To find out, the European Space Agency's ExoMars research programme and Airbus Defence and Space have entrusted Bouygues Energies & Services with the turnkey construction of the Mars Yard, a high-tech room that recreates the surface and atmosphere of the red planet, in order to run condition tests. A major challenge is to reproduce the red planet’s extremely demanding temperature, humidity and cleanliness constraints.

How will the Rover robot evolve during its expedition to Mars in 2018? To find out, the European Space Agency's...

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The Marina Shopping Centre
Casablanca - Morocco
40,000m² of total surface area

Bymaro is building the vast Marina Shopping Centre in Casablanca. Located on the seafront, between the port and the Hassan II Mosque, it is situated at the heart of the new Marina pole, whose ambition is to help the city of Casablanca become one of the major economic and tourist cities in the region. The project is being developed in an area of over 40,000m² and includes a hypermarket, shops, an entertainment area, a plaza and four office towers, all above two stories of parking. The shopping centre itself will extend over two 6-metre floors, while the four office buildings will have 6 floors.

Bymaro is building the vast Marina Shopping Centre in...

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the Iqaluit airport
Iqaluit - Canada
10,000m²   for this new terminal

Bouygues Building Canada and Sintra are in charge of the design and construction of this new 10,000m² airport terminal and a 4,500m² service building, as well as the renovation and extension of approximately 400,000m² of runways and aircraft parking areas. Located in Canada’s largest territory, the airport plays a strategic role: the plane is the only mode of transport that can be used throughout the year to serve this territory, which is as big as Western Europe, and to connect its 25 communities! The project includes an ambitious employment and training programme for Inuit employees, in the understanding and respect of their culture. The project will include a cogeneration power plant and is aiming for LEED® Silver certification.

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SBK Line
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
1.2 million inhabitants served

The SBK Line, which is the new 51km-long public transport main line in Kuala Lumpur (80% of which consists of overhead lines), will be commissioned at the end of 2016 and will serve 1.2 million inhabitants. It will relieve traffic congestion in this multimillionaire metropolis and will reduce travel time. Based in Malaysia, our subsidiary VSL is in charge of the structural assembly of 24km of bridges on the line, from the north to the south of the city. To meet deadlines and limit the impact of the site, VSL is using 9 launchers simultaneously, a first in the company's history!

The SBK Line, which is the new 51km-long public transport main line in Kuala Lumpur (80% of which consists of...

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The Sculptura Ardmore Park
Singapour - Singapore
15m, which is the size of the 4 cantilever swimming pools built on the facade

In Ardmore Park, one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Singapore, stands Sculptura Ardmore, a very upmarket 36-story residential tower, designed by renowned architect Carlos Zapata and built by our subsidiary Dragages Singapour. The technical challenge of this project was the construction of 4 private 15-metre cantilever swimming pools on the facade, which give the sensation of swimming in the clouds. Designed using a sustainable building approach and awarded the Green Mark label, the curtain wall of the tower is equipped with a sophisticated system of adjustable sunshades to regulate light and heat depending on the position of the sun.

In Ardmore Park, one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Singapore, stands Sculptura Ardmore, a very upmarket...

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The Molitor Swimming Pool
Paris - France
13,000m²   of renovated surface respecting original architectural features

After being closed for 25 years, the Molitor swimming pool rose from its ashes in 2014 after 2 years of work. Renovation work transformed it into a high-class hotel and sports complex, while respecting the Art Deco spirit of its designer, Lucien Pollet. The indoor winter swimming pool, its double glass roof and its two levels of blue cabins were rebuilt, as was the outdoor swimming pool. The outdoor pool is bordered by a 5-star hotel, the MGallery, with 124 rooms on 3 floors and a 90-seat lounge restaurant. The hotel was put on springs boxes to absorb vibrations from the nearby metro line. All this work was subject to acceptance by the Historic Monuments architect.

After being closed for 25 years, the Molitor swimming pool rose from its ashes in 2014 after 2 years of work....

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The Bata Stadium
Bata - Equatorial Guinea
35,000 seats

The decision to extend the Bata stadium was made when Equatorial Guinea was chosen to host the 2012 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), and the extension of the stadium was entrusted to the local subsidiary of Bouygues Bâtiment International in 2010. On the works programme: an increase in capacity from 20,600 to 35,000 places, construction of a galvanized covered crown protecting 15,000 seats, installation of a VIP area and international standard-compliant lighting, all in 11 months! Football fans were thus able to experience the AFCON opening ceremony and the semi-final matches in a completely modernised stadium.

The decision to extend the Bata stadium was made when Equatorial Guinea was chosen to host the 2012 African Cup of...

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West Drainage Tunnel
Hong Kong - China
10,5 km of tunnels

Designed to resolve Hong Kong's seasonal flooding issues, the West drainage tunnel collects water from heavy rainfall thanks to its 32 wells and linking tunnels which expel the water directly into the sea. To carry out this 10.5 km project, two of the largest hard rock tunnel boring machines ever used in Hong Kong were needed in order to dig out the granitic and volcanic land. This particularly technical project, carried out in a very urban area, won the best underground project prize in 2011 at the International Tunnelling Awards.

Designed to resolve Hong Kong's seasonal flooding issues, the West drainage tunnel collects water from heavy...

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Asia-World Expo
Hong Kong - China
1st Asia's exhibition centre

Financed, designed, constructed and operated by Dragages Hong Kong for the past 25 years, the Asia-World Expo is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition centre. It offers almost 70,000 m² of usable floor space including ten halls, a conference centre and the island's biggest multi-purpose concert arena that can hold up to 15,000 people.  All of these areas adapt perfectly to the needs of the exhibitors and event organisers as they are very customisable. There is direct access to the international airport and even a subway station specially integrated into the centre to aid user access.

Financed, designed, constructed and operated by Dragages Hong...

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East Tsing-Yi Viaduct
Hong Kong - China
1 250 m long

In a joint venture with China Harbour Engineering, Dragages Hong Kong and Bouygues Travaux Publics have built the main viaduct in East Tsing-Yi, the last section of the new Route 8 linking Sha Tin town to the international airport. Located 60 metres above the port, this six-lane, 1,250 metre-long viaduct was built using the specific 'Fei Long' launcher, required due to the pronounced curvature of the spans (125 m radius). This extremely technical project helped to ease road traffic in one of the world's biggest container ports.

In a joint venture with China Harbour Engineering, Dragages...

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Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel
Hong Kong - China
50 metres below sea level

In 2013, Dragages Hong Kong and Bouygues Travaux Publics won the most significant design and execution contract ever assigned to Hong Kong: a 5 km underwater twin-tube road tunnel linking the Tuen Mun district to Lantau Island which hosts the international airport. Both areas are situated in the New Territories region. With innovation and respect for the environment central to the project, the extraordinary tunnel was dug out by two boring machines 50 metres below the sea. Each tube houses two lanes and is 14 metres wide – a record in terms of depth for Bouygues Construction. The site is managed in line with strict environmental standards in terms of marine ecology, water quality, noise pollution and waste management.

In 2013, Dragages Hong Kong and ...

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Hong Kong Trade and Industry Tower - 2014
Hong Kong - China
30% of the surface consists of green walls and roof gardens

The Trade and Industry Tower in Hong Kong, built by Dragages Hong Kong, is the embodiment of excellence as far as environmental standards are concerned. The project features numerous green innovations, including a photovoltaic power system, solar water heating, low environmental-impact materials, rainwater recovery, a fibre optics daylighting system, air-conditioning using the district cooling system and green walls and roof gardens that account for 30% of the surface of the building. Everything combines for this ultramodern structure, which houses offices for the government and several government departments, to qualify for double LEED® Platinum et BEAM® Platinum certification.

The Trade and Industry Tower in Hong Kong, built by Dragages...

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Incity Tower
Lyon - France
80% of subcontracted work handled by local contractors

With a spire reaching a height of 200 m, the Incity Tower is one of the tallest in France. A symbol of the transformation of the city of Lyon, the project has successfully met a social challenge by keeping nuisance from the site to a minimum, and also an environmental challenge, because it is the first French city-centre HQE® tower applying for the BBC and BREEAM® Excellent labels. The project is also technologically innovative, requiring the use of cutting-edge technologies including a climbing formwork system, guided facade protection and high-performance concretes, an helicopter to set last elements of the spire.

With a spire reaching a height of 200 m, the Incity Tower is one of the tallest in France. A symbol of the...

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Star City 1 - 2016
Rangoun - Myanmar
500 people trained in international construction standards

For its first contract in Myanmar (formerly Burma), our subsidiary Dragages Singapore is responsible for designing and building Star City, a large residential complex situated on the banks of the Bago river in the suburbs of Yangon (Rangoon). The site will consist of 4,980 apartments, car parks and communal amenities. A joint venture set up by Dragages Singapore will carry out engineering and construction for five sets of buildings, along with the accompanying infrastructure. In all, more than 500 people have been hired and given training in modern construction techniques to work on this project on the basis of transfers of know-how. 

For its first contract in Myanmar (formerly Burma), our subsidiary...

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Hong Kong exhibition centre - 1997
Hong Kong - China
140,000 people can be welcomed every day

A symbol of the city’s dynamic economy, Hong Kong exhibition centre was designed and built by our subsidiary, Dragages Hong Kong, on the seafront in Wan Chai. On a 6.5-hectare site reclaimed from the sea, the two 8-storey buildings house three exhibition halls and a 4,500-seat conference centre equipped with innovative equipment for simultaneous translation, lighting and sound, as well as 26 meeting rooms, seven restaurants, an international business centre and a 1,300-place car park. Featuring a glass canopy suspended on the roof at a height of 30 metres, the principal foyer provides a panoramic view of Kowloon. The Exhibition Centre’s place in history is secure: on July 1, 1997, it hosted the ceremony for the handover of Hong Kong to China.

A symbol of the city’s dynamic economy, Hong Kong exhibition centre was designed and built by our subsidiary,...

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The coastal highway - 2020
Saint-Denis - Reunion
5,400 m is the length of the offshore viaduct

Bouygues Travaux Publics is a member of a consortium building an offshore viaduct forming part of the new coastal highway in the north of Reunion Island. Replacing the current cliff road between Saint-Denis and La Possession, which is overloaded and vulnerable to the risk of rockfall, the offshore viaduct will form an arc between Saint-Denis and La Grande Chaloupe. More than 95% of the structures used for the construction will be prefabricated on land and then for the most part installed at sea. This solution limits the use of concrete and steel and the need for marine construction equipment, which consumes fuel heavily, and will allow a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions while ensuring greater durability.

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L2 Marseille bypass - 2017
Marseille - France
10 km of newly created toll-free urban expressway

Bouygues Construction is responsible for constructing the L2 bypass in Marseille, linking the A7 motorway to the north of the city and the A50 to the east. The bypass project, designed to relieve congestion in the centre of Marseille, takes the form of a 30-year public-private partnership signed with the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy covering the financing, design, construction, upkeep, maintenance and renewal of the engineering structures and equipment of the infrastructure, some of which dates back around twenty years. The new link will deploy the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly lighting and ventilation systems.

Bouygues Construction is responsible for constructing the L2...

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Electricity grids in Mali - 2014
Bamako - Mali
150 km of networks created in Mali

In less than a year, Bouygues Energies & Services has carried out the reinforcement and extension of two electricity grids at Bamako, in Mali. The project was intended to help meet the country’s growing energy needs, which are rising by 10% year-on-year. The works involved 150 employees and included the installation of 3,700 concrete posts and 22 transformers.

In less than a year,...

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Arenberg Creative Mine - 2015
Wallers-Arenberg - France
3,635 m² of buildings dating from the 19th century restored

In the framework of a public-private partnership, Norpac has converted the Arenberg colliery site, part of the UNESCO world heritage list, into a major scientific and cultural facility dedicated to audiovisual technologies. The project included the refurbishment of the buildings and the construction of a 300-seat auditorium as well as offices for University of Valenciennes DeVisu laboratory research teams, computer rooms, testing rooms and even a TV studio. Built in a breaking record time of 17 months, the project mobilized 100 workers and 70 companies, 40% of which are rooted in the Nord region. The overall of the site is operated by Bouygues Energies & Services for 25 years.

In the framework of a public-private partnership, Norpac has converted the Arenberg colliery site, part of the...

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The Kwidzyn bridge - 2013
Kwidzyn - Poland
610 tonnes of stays installed in less than two months

60 years after its timber ancestor was dismantled, VSL has built the Kwidzyn bridge, which crosses the Vistula River, in northern Poland. The structure links the city of Kwidzyn to the recently built A1 motorway linking entre Gdańsk et Łódź. The 808 metre-long infrastructure has been used to carry out full-scale trials of the innovative VSL SSI 2000 saddle system, thanks to which VSL won the contract. The subsidiary was also capable of meeting the considerable challenge of installing the stays in less than two months, compared to the three months initially scheduled, in spite of the harsh weather conditions of the Polish winter.

60 years after its timber ancestor was dismantled,...

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The Mary Rose Museum - 2012
Portsmouth - United Kingdom
19,000 period artefacts conserved in the Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose Museum, constructed by Bouygues UK in Portsmouth, was named Project of the Year 2014 in the United Kingdom in recognition of its complexity and its excellence. The site accommodates the wreck of the Mary Rose, the iconic Tudor warship launched in 1511. A building with an elegant design evoking the shape of a ship, the Mary Rose Museum was designed around a frame that holds the wreck, which was raised to the surface in 1982. The biggest challenge to address during construction was not disrupting the process of conserving the hull, which had to be constantly kept damp and maintained at a temperature of 19° C once it had been brought from the water. 

The Mary Rose Museum, constructed by...

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Extension of metro line 14
Paris - France
20,000 hours  of employment on the project for people on social inclusion schemes

Bouygues Travaux Publics, a member of a consortium with the Soletanche Bachy group and CSM Bessac, is working on the extension of Line 14 of the Paris metro, to the north of the city. Apart from boring a 2.2-kilometre tunnel, the project includes the creation of a new station, Mairie de Saint-Ouen, as well as four ancillary structures, including reinforcing the infrastructures of line C of the RER (Regional Express Network). Forming part of the Grand Paris development project, these works pose considerable technical challenges in a very dense urban environment, particularly taking account of the diversity of soils. This infrastructure project will help to relieve congestion on Line 13, improving travel conditions and access to Paris for people living in the northern suburbs.

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Erlenmatt West eco-neighbourhood
Basel - Switzerland
100%  renewable energies provide power to the site

Bouygues Construction subsidiary Losinger Marazzi breathed new life into an old industrial site in Basel, Switzerland, to create the Erlenmatt eco-neighbourhood. Designed to encourage greater social diversity, the Erlenmatt property complex comprises nearly 600 housing units, offices, and a senior community composed of 63 residences, 56 care units and one restaurant. The Erlenmatt neighbourhood relies on district heating and photovoltaic panels to provide 100% renewable energy for its power needs. It is well connected to the public transportation system and limits car traffic in favour of soft mobility. This eco-neighbourhood is the first 2,000-Watt certified site in Switzerland, a distinction reserved for projects designed and operated for sustainable use.

 

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Radotín eco-neighbourhood - 2016
Prague - Czech Republic
3 hectares entirely regenerated for the development of a new city centre

VCES Property Development, a subsidiary of Bouygues Bâtiment International, has been chosen by the city of Prague to revitalise the Radotín neighbourhood, a 3-hectare area in the south-west of the city. The company intends to make this brownfield site a benchmark for eco-neighbourhoods in Central Europe by attempting to obtain BREEAM® Communities certification. For this high value-added project, devised in consultation with the city and its residents, approximately 200 new homes will be built along with communal amenities, shops, a pedestrian square and a boulevard.  

VCES Property Development, a subsidiary of...

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Banco de la Nación - 2015
San Isidro - Peru
135m  tall, the highest building in Peru.

Constructed by Bouygues Bâtiment International, the 30-storey tower in Lima housing the new headquarters of the Banco de la Nación, is now the tallest building in Peru. For this project, the teams have had to face a major challenge in building this structure in this particularly seismic zone, surrounded by the Andes. The building, which was constructed on behalf of the United Nation, also required the continuous pouring of 5,300 m³ of concrete, a first in Peru. Built in partnership with a local contractor, Cosapi, in only 15 months, the tower will also accommodate the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. 

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Kelowna Airport – 2014
Kelowna - Canada
24/7  round-the-clock assistance and break-down service

Bouygues Energies & Services is responsible for the maintenance of systems and equipment at Kelowna international airport, in British Columbia, Western Canada. Meeting all the specific requirements demanded by aviation infrastructure, Bouygues Energies & Services teams offer travellers a secure, clean and efficiently run airport. These facilities management services are linked with 24/7 assistance, provided 365 days per year, and are compliant with ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001 environment management standards. 

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French National Velodrome
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - France
6,000 seats for spectators

As a member of the Vélopolis consortium, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France took part in the construction of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome, the largest in France. Just as imposing as the sporting events it will host, the complex contains unique features such as the world’s first 250-metre long, 8-metre wide cycle track and the first covered BMX track in Europe. The velodrome also houses the headquarters of the French Cycling Federation. Bouygues Energies & Services was chosen to manage the upkeep, major maintenance and renewal of the site for 30 years. A major technical challenge is posed by the pine-surfaced track: stringent monitoring of indoor temperature and humidity is essential in order to maintain its level of performance.  

As a member of the Vélopolis consortium, ...

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City of Music on Seguin Island
Boulogne-Billancourt - France
1,000 m2 of photovoltaic solar panels

The consortium headed by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France is constructing a new iconic cultural facility in Boulogne-Billancourt on the site of the former Renault plant. The only facility of its kind, this unique design by architect Shigeru Ban will comprise a large modular concert hall with the capacity to accommodate audiences of 6,000 and up to three different events in the same day, a 1,100-seat auditorium dedicated to classical music, a training centre and recording studios, all linked together by a large foyer area containing restaurants and shops. A hub for all genres of music, the City will also serve as a public promenade along the banks of the River Seine. The project is to be awarded labels in recognition of its environmental excellence: HQE Excellence (High Environmental Quality), BiodiverCity® label and High Quality Usage level 3.

The consortium headed by Bouygues...

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Canning Town (phase 1)
Newham - United Kingdom
1,100 new homes created over the entire project

Bouygues Development and Bouygues UK are carrying out one London’s biggest regeneration programmes in Canning Town. The first phase of the project, launched in 2012, focuses on the Hallsville Quarter. It includes the design and construction of 179 private and affordable residential units, a supermarket, a number of shops and 450 car parking spaces. This tranche of the programme also involved the creation of an Energy Centre that will supply the entire neighbourhood. Sequenced in five phases, the project will breathe new life into Canning Town and create a more modern, dynamic and open environment for its residents.

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The Pont de Normandie
Le Havre - France
a 856-metre central span

Within the “Pont de Normandie” consortium, Bouygues Travaux Publics built what was when it opened in 1995 the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge in France. It has a total length of 2,141 metres and a span of 856 metres, crossing the River Seine at a height of over 50 metres in order to keep the road traffic flowing without interfering with river traffic heading towards Rouen. In 1995, the 856-metre central span raised the world record for such a span by 80%. For Bouygues Construction, this project provided the opportunity to patent a construction method developed in-house, which proved itself capable of pushing a 700-metre deck up a stepped 6% incline.

Within the “Pont de Normandie” consortium,...

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Paris Zoological Park
Paris - France
170 species of animal on a world tour of biodiversity

As part of the Chrysalis project, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France was responsible for the full renovation of Paris Zoological Park, which first opened in 1934. Every care has been taken to ensure the well-being of the animals in the new zoo, with in particular the installation of heating from fake rocks and the construction of a tropical greenhouse which is heated to 25°C all year round. Visitors can observe animals living in virtual freedom in five vast bio-zones that include 16 ecosystems. Under the terms of a PFI contract, Bouygues Energies & Services is responsible for maintenance and cleaning for 25 years working alongside the veterinary staff and animal keepers.

As part of the Chrysalis project,...

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Fort d'Issy
Issy-les-Moulineaux - France
60% of the energy needs of the apartments are satisfied by renewable energies

A former military fortress in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just outside Paris, has been transformed into an eco-neighbourhood. The challenge was met by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, which constructed 1,211 apartments (all with the BBC - Effinergie® low-energy label), a day-care centre for children and 1,590 m2 of shops, all designed with the focus on comfort for residents. On the technological side, a cutting-edge building management system will enable residents to track their energy consumption and control a range of apartment functions from a touch screen or smartphone. This environmentally responsible neighbourhood makes use of renewable energies and it is linked up to Issy Grid®, the first project for a smart energy network on the scale of a neighbourhood.

A former military fortress in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just outside Paris, has been transformed into an eco-...

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Garoua-Boulaï - Nandeké Highway
Garoua-Boulaï - Cameroon
86 km   of new road in a dense forest environment

On behalf of the Cameroon Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Urban Development, DTP constructed the first 86-kilometre stretch of a road linking Garoua Boulai and Ngaoundéré. The purpose is to reduce the time and cost of transport on the unpaved final section of the Garoua Boulai – Ngaoundéré road network, providing access to the regional corridor linking the port of Douala to the capitals of Chad and the Central African Republic, which do not have sea access. The works consisted of asphalting the road over a 7-metre width and rebuilding five engineering structures.

On behalf of the Cameroon Ministry of the Economy, Planning and Urban Development,...

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Beaugrenelle Shopping centre
Paris - France

A new-generation complex entirely devoted to shopping (120 retail outlets) and leisure activities (a 10-screen multiplex cinema), the new Beaugrenelle shopping centre, which has been awarded double HQE® and BREEAM® Very Good certification, took Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France  two and a half years to complete. With a stylish modern design, the centre consists of two precincts joined together by a metal pedestrian footbridge. A special feature of the centre is a 7,000 m2 green roof which is home to thousands of plants and birds.

A new-generation complex entirely devoted to shopping (120 retail outlets) and leisure activities (a 10-screen...

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Kibali gold mines
Congo (Kinshasa)
80 million m³ of gold to be extracted over the next 10 years

In the Congo, DTP teams are operating one of the largest gold mines in Africa for a period of ten years. In all, 200 million tonnes of rock and earth will be excavated from four pits of more than 700 hectares, for total production of 300 tonnes of gold. To meet this extraordinary challenge, DTP has included as many African-born people as possible in the management team and has set up a specific training programme to train local mechanics in carrying out maintenance operations on earth-moving and mining plant.

In the Congo, DTP teams are operating one of the largest gold mines in Africa for a period...

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Sillon de Bretagne
France
800 m² of solar panels installed on the site

In the suburbs of Nantes, Quille Construction was responsible for refurbishing the Sillon de Bretagne, a rent-controlled housing complex which contains 580 apartments. The project also included redeveloping 6,000 m2 of offices and building five public amenities. The aim was to guarantee the safety and daily well-being of some 3,000 people living and working in the complex. The programme was designed according to the precepts of sustainable development, with the use of solar energy to produce hot water and measures for offering work to people on social integration schemes.

In the suburbs of Nantes, Quille Construction...

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Miami Brickell City Centre
Miami - United States
502,000 m² of surface area

Located a few minutes from downtown Miami, the Brickell City Centre includes two residential towers with 820 apartments, a hotel, shopping malls, etc. The main blocks are linked by a “climate ribbon”, which is a trellis composed of steel, fabric and glass whose role is to reduce the ambient temperature and protect users from the rain. The project is one of the largest in the United States to be LEED® registered for Neighbourhood Development.

Located a few minutes from downtown Miami, the Brickell City Centre includes two residential towers with 820...

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Talavera Bridge
Spain
152 cable stays installed

Roughly 100 kilometres south-west  of Madrid, à Talavera de la Reina, VSL took part in constructing a cable-stay bridge and the approach viaducts over the River Tagus. This spectacular bridge, 318 metres long, is the tallest in Spain. VSL supplied and installed 152 cable stays, the dampers and 890 tonnes of post-tensioning cables for the bridge, which soon became a benchmark for cable-stay bridges.
 

Roughly 100 kilometres south-west  of Madrid, à Talavera de la Reina, VSL took part in...

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Tran Thi Ly Bridge
Vietnam
25,000 tonnes The load capacity of each bridge bearing

VSL was responsible for producing key elements for the Tran Thi Ly cable-stay bridge, a 731 metre-long, 6-lane structure that crosses the River Han in the city of Da Nang. In particular, the subsidiary supplied the 127 metre-tall central pylon, inclined at an angle of 12°, and installed the cable stays as well as with two bridge bearings with a record-breaking load capacity of 25,000 tonnes each. The new bridge will help relieve very heavy traffic and increase economic in the eastern part of the city.

VSL was responsible for producing key elements for the Tran Thi Ly cable-stay bridge, a 731...

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Henri-Konan-Bédié Bridge
Abidjan - Ivory Coast
15 min to get from Riviera to Marcory, compared to 2 hours previously

Bouygues Travaux Publics has designed and built a new 6.7-kilometre highway linking the north and south of Abidjan. Among other structures, the highway includes an interchange and a 6-lane, 1.5-kilometre bridge, named the Henri Konan Bédié Bridge in tribute to the former Ivorian president. The new infrastructure will result in a considerable improvement to traffic for the 100,000 vehicles that travel between the north and south of the city every day, and will facilitate the transportation of freight to the port.

Bouygues Travaux Publics has designed and built a new 6.7-kilometre highway linking the...

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Soleq photovoltaic solar power plant
Thailand
100 000 photovoltaic panels

Bouygues-Thai and Bouygues Energies & Services joined forces to design and construct three photovoltaic solar power plants, located in north-east Thailand, and then to maintain and operate them for 5 years. They will enable energy producer Soleq Solar Thailand to generate approximately 45 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of a city of 90,000 people.  

 

Bouygues-Thai and Bouygues Energies & Services joined forces to design and...

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Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is capable of simultaneously berthing two super-liners with 4,000 passengers each. The building, which consists of a series of superposed, landscaped platforms on three levels, has been designed according to the principles of sustainable construction, with a focus on renewable energies: photovoltaic panels, thermal solar panels, etc. A collection system has been developed for rainwater which enables it to be recycled and used for watering the roof, which is entirely green.

The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is capable of simultaneously berthing two super-liners with 4,000 passengers each. The...

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Bata-Ayak Intang highway
Equatorial Guinea
14 million m³ of earthworks

Teams from Bouygues Bâtiment Equatorial Guinea, a joint subsidiary of DTP and Bouygues Bâtiment International, have built an 84-kilometre stretch of four-lane motorway linking the port city of Bata, in the west of the country, and Ayak Ntang, in the centre. One of the biggest challenges to overcome was the geotechnical diversity of the terrain (marshes, mangrove swamps and a mountainous region to cross). 2,000 workers and 1,000 items of plant and equipment were required for this imposing project.

Teams from Bouygues Bâtiment Equatorial Guinea, a joint subsidiary of DTP and...

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Mont Saint-Michel earthworks
France
750,000 m³ of sand removed from the bay

Mont Saint-Michel has been imprisoned by sand for over two hundred years. If the sea cannot be brought back to surround the island by 2020, it could disappear altogether. DTP is responsible for the hydraulic engineering works designed to remove sand from the bay: the teams have created 2 channels, one to the east of the island and one to the west. They are also constructing a seawall divider that will channel and accelerate the flow of water released from the dam which will carry away the silt and help rescue Mont Saint-Michel from the sand.

Mont Saint-Michel has been imprisoned by sand for over two hundred years. If the sea cannot be brought back to...

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  • France - 28 000 m2 mixed use surface
  • France - 570 000 m3   capacity
  • France - 50 kWhEP/m²/year
  • France - 98 modules   assembled in 12 months
  • United Kingdom - 10 MWe de puissance
  • France - 50m in height
  • France - 850 municipal employees on a single site
  • France - 10,000km deployed in less than 10 years

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