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Grand Paris : Infrastructure and construction methods

Sessions :

  • Monday 23 April 2018 14:45 - 15:45 - Duration : 01h00

Forum WOC Europe - Hall 6

Monday 23 April 2018 - 14:45 - 15:45
Duration of the event : 01h00


Société du Grand Paris

Place :

Forum WOC Europe - Hall 6


Contributions from Thierry HUYGHUES-BEAUFOND, William MERGER et Olivier SAINT-PAUL

  • Thierry Huyghues-Beaufond, Director of Infrastructure Unit at Société du Grand Paris

With an academic background in engineering (ENS, majoring in civil engineering and construction technology) Thierry Huyghues-Beaufond has acquired career experience of more than 25 years in the areas of design and construction in all building specialities of underground railway structure in dense urban environments. He has occupied a range of roles as design, construction or coordination project manager and as director of metro projects.

This experience was acquired at Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), from the beginning of the 1990s where he developed, enhanced and perfected his knowledge through the construction of the first-ever fully automatic metro line, Météor, Paris metro line 14. The underground works adventure did not stop there. It continued in the 2000s with the extensions of line 14 to the north (Saint-Lazare) and to the south, then extensions of metro lines 4 (to Mairie de Montrouge), line 8 (to Créteil Pointe du Lac), line 12 (to Aubervilliers), line 13 (to Asnières/Gennevilliers) and several valuable spells in North Africa for the Algiers metro. He successively occupied positions of design project manager, works project manager, technical coordination and director of projects in the RATP engineering subsidiary XELIS.

Today he leads the Infrastructure and Construction Methods unit at Société du Grand Paris. In this role he contributes to the delivery of one of the most ambitious projects in France and Europe, Grand Paris Express, with nearly 200 km of infrastructure and 68 new stations, the equivalent of the totality of the historical Paris metro.

  • William MERGER
  • Olivier SAINT-PAUL


  • Thierry-Huygues BEAUFOND

    Directeur de l’unité Infrastructures - Société du Grand Paris/Director of Infrastructure Unit at Société du Grand Paris

    William MERGER

    Directeur de division - IMER GROUP/Division director - IMER GROUP

    Olivier SAINT-PAUL


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