The Tram-Tiss project group has been designated as the likely successful candidate to build the regional tram-train system on Reunion island
The Tram-Tiss project group, which notably comprises Colas, project leader, and Bouygues Travaux Publics, has been designated as the likely candidate to build the regional tram-train system on Reunion island, linking Saint-Paul and Sainte-Marie.
The project group also includes GTOI (Colas' regional subsidiary) and Colas Rail, Demathieu & Bard, Veolia Transport, Axa, Méridiam, Crédit Agricole de la Réunion, Société Générale, BFCOI, Bombardier Transport and RES Developpement.
The contract covers the construction of the 42-kilometer line and the supply of trains and trams in addition to the line's operation and maintenance over a 38-year period. Work will begin in 2010. The Saint-Denis - Sainte-Marie segment will open at the end of 2013 and the complete line is due to be fully operational by the end of 2016.
About the Colas Group (http://www.colas.com/)
The Colas Group is a leader in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure for transport, urban development and recreational facilities. With 73,600 employees throughout 1,400 profit centers in 40 countries on five continents, the Group carries out 112,000 projects each year, backed by a tight international network of quarries, emulsion plants and asphalt plants. In 2008, Colas posted 12.8 billion euros of consolidated revenue (43% outside of France). The Group share of net profit amounted to 490 million euros.
About Bouygues Construction (http://www.bouygues-construction.com/)
Bouygues Construction is a global leader with top-ranking positions in the building, civil works and electrical contracting/maintenance markets. It combines the power of a large group with the responsiveness of a network of local companies which deliver innovative solutions for the financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure. Bouygues Construction employs 53,700 people in 60 countries and generated sales of 9.5 billion euros in 2008.