VINCI and EIFFAGE win the contract for the Prado Sud tunnel concession in Marseille 8 February 2008

Rueil Malmaison, 8 February 2008 Press release VINCI and EIFFAGE win the contract for the Prado Sud tunnel concession in Marseille – The project includes the financing, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the Prado Sud tunnel – The Prado Sud tunnel, some 1.5km long, will be an extension to the Prado Carénage tunnel The […]

Rueil Malmaison, 8 February 2008

Press release

VINCI and EIFFAGE win the contract for the Prado Sud tunnel concession in Marseille

- The project includes the financing, design, construction, maintenance and operation of the Prado Sud tunnel
- The Prado Sud tunnel, some 1.5km long, will be an extension to the Prado Carénage tunnel

The Marseille Provence Metropolis Urban Community has just selected the consortium led by VINCI Concessions (58.5%) in partnership with EIFFAGE (41.5%) for the contract for the Prado Sud tunnel concession in Marseille.

The project consists of a public service management contract to finance, design, build, maintain and operate the Prado Sud tunnel. The concession duration is 46 years, including the design and build period for the structure. The tunnel, some 1.5km in length, will be an extension to the Prado Carénage tunnel, and will link the A50 motorway to the local road network at Avenue du Prado 2 and Boulevard Michelet. The tunnel should begin operating in spring 2013.

There will be two superimposed traffic levels, both with two lanes in both directions, with width restrictions and a height restriction of 3.20m. The design complies with current regulatory requirements in terms of safety, and will be equipped with a permanent surveillance system. 

The total investment amount is €193 million, of which €146 million will be devoted to the studies and works stages. Financing will be through a toll paid by customers to the Prado Sud company, which will be the concession-holder.

The work is to take five years, and will be carried out by a consortium consisting of EIFFAGE Travaux Publics (41,5%), representative of the consortium and VINCI Construction France (58,5%). Operation of the toll structure will be entrusted to the Société Marseillaise du Tunnel Prado Carénage, in which VINCI and EIFFAGE are shareholders.

Press contact: Vanessa Lattès
T- +33 (0)1 47 16 31 82
E-mail: vanessa.lattes@vinci.com