Eiffage wins four prizes in the 2019 “Routes et Rues” competition for innovative projects

Infrastructures Division

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Through its subsidiaries Eiffage Route and Eiffage Génie Civil, Eiffage was awarded four prizes by the “Comité Innovation Routes et Rues” in the 2019 “Routes et Rues” competition for innovative projects. Established by the Infrastructure, Transport and Sea Division of the Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, this initiative enables the creation of demonstration worksites to test innovations in real environmental conditions, with monitoring by the Cerema (Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Planning).

The Eiffage Group claimed four of the eight prizes awarded this year.

Eiffage Route was declared the winner in three areas:
- photo-luminescent marking, with its LuminoKrom®Vision+ product in partnership with the Bordeaux startup OliKrom® ;
- asphalt coating with plant-based binder, linked to road recycling, with its Biophalt® asphalt binder;
- preservation of road infrastructure with its Skinway® ultrathin asphalt.

Eiffage Génie Civil also won a prize for its work in repairing or reinforcing bridges using prestressed polymers reinforced with carbon fibre.

These four innovations will now be the focus of experiments by public contractors keen to test them on their sites. They will then be monitored for three to five years by the Cerema, which will carry out technical inspections.

The Group which has ambitious sustainable development goals, especially through its lowcarbon solutions, is once again, thanks to those prizes, seeing its dynamism in this area recognised at the national level. The Group has been winning prizes in the “Routes et Rues” competition since 2016. It won awards for Aéroprène in 2016, Recytal-ARM® and Luciole in 2017, and Microphone Stéréo and Guid’N Grip last year.

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