11082020-GP Démolition

Clear space at the Grand Paris Express

Infrastructures Division

In order to provide our civil engineers in charge of Lot 1 of Line 16 with the rights-of-way necessary for their work, Société du Grand Paris has entrusted our demolition engineers with several operations on the route.

In Saint-Denis, Eiffage Genie Civil deconstruction teams began work in 2017. They currently involve the demolition of former industrial premises R +3 on a plot of 8,000 m², an operation that began in October 2019 and will be completed this summer. After a start-up phase, complicated by a severe lack of space, and asbestos removal and cleaning operations, the demolition is being carried out using a large-armed excavator capable of working at a height of over 18 metres.
 
This building site, which will have required up to 30 people at the height of its activity, is equipped with extremely high-performance equipment in terms of safety and time. The excavators in action are equipped with the Oil Quick system. The latter is dedicated to operations that require frequent tool changes stored in the immediate vicinity of the excavator. It allows the driver to connect, from his cab, a shredder, sorting grab, shear or hydraulic rock breaker in less than a minute depending on the task to be performed.

Photos Credit: Eiffage Génie Civil