Eiffage Énergie Systèmes to build the monitoring systems for Grand Paris Express line 18

Energy Division

Eiffage's Energy Systems branch, in consortium with Axians, has been commissioned to deploy and maintain the multi-service network and monitoring systems for the operation and safety of line 18's station facilities, maintenance sites and ancillary structures, as part of the Grand Paris Express project. The future metro line currently under construction will link Orly Airport to Versailles from 2030. 

The future Grand Paris Express line 18 will comprise ten stations, three operation and maintenance buildings and 22 special structures. These are to house 1,500 ground cameras, 1,300 access control terminals and 500 on-board cameras, as well as two datacenters to accommodate all the multi-service network and site surveillance (RMS-SSE) systems, including the video protection system. 

Teams from consortium leader Eiffage Énergie Systèmes are in charge of designing and commissioning the video surveillance, access control, air quality measurement and temporary supervision systems at Orly station, in partnership with digital solutions specialist Axians, responsible for the network, cybersecurity, IT systems and on-board cameras.   

"As regards video protection, we will be supplying the 1,500 cameras to be installed in the stations by specialist companies. We will also provide all the IT infrastructure needed to process the video streams captured by the cameras. Dedicated video protection servers are to be installed in the datacenters. Eventually, all the feeds captured by the 2,000 cameras on line 18 will represent more than 4 Po of video, and will be fed back in real time to line 18's monitoring and control system, as well as being accessible to the Préfecture de Police," said Vincent Guillet, in charge of the video protection section. 

The access control and intrusion detection system will be commissioned using the same procedure, since our experts are to be in charge of engineering and configuring the systems supplied. The equipment will be installed as part of the contract for development of the line's infrastructure, including the EES IDS teams for the underground structures. 

“We will also be integrating an Automatic Incident Detection (AID) solution into the centralized video system, to help line operators detect suspicious packages, fire outbreaks, unauthorized presence in supervised areas or unsuitable occupancy levels," continued Vincent Guillet. 

Over an 8-year period, our specialists will have to commission the line's first seven stations by 2026 (phase 1) and the last three by 2030 (phase 2). In anticipation of 2030 and the delivery of phase 2 of this extraordinary project, Orly station has benefited from a "pre-phase", which was delivered at the end of March. The station, which is equipped and operational for the Paris Olympic Games and is to welcome line 14 from June 24, has been fitted with a temporary supervision system by our experts, who have been working on the site since January 2022. 

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