13 July 2017
Artelia, the leading French independent engineering firm, is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Port Revel, its shiphandling training centre specialising in supertankers, LNG carriers and cruise ships.
On this occasion, an open day where visitors will be able to attend shiphandling demonstrations is organised on 13 July. It will bring together many players and experts in the field of shiphandling.
6 July 2017
On 5 July, the iconic luxury Hôtel de Crillon, dominating Place de la Concorde in Paris, will reopen following a complex refit on a remarkable scale.
Now owned by a Saudi Arabian prince, this majestic building was formerly the private residence of the counts of Crillon and is a jewel of French 18th-century architecture, notably on account of its historic facade built in 1758 during the reign of Louis XV.
It has taken more than four years to restore this emblematic luxury Parisian hotel to its former splendour. The programme of refurbishment works, the goal of which was to obtain the highly-prized “palace” distinction, involved creating 148 rooms including 81 bedrooms, 33 suites and 10 grand apartments in place of the previous 124 suites, as well as a spa, a basement swimming pool lit by a skylight, and a second basement level housing all the technical equipment.
This rebirth is also the opportunity to inaugurate a new 28-seat gastronomic restaurant, an ultra-modern bar and a brasserie. At last but not least, the three listed reception rooms on the second floor and the hotel’s other historic features have been meticulously restored.
This large-scale transformation was overseen by the illustrious international architect Richard Martinet, and the interiors were designed by Aline Asmar d’Amman, Tristan Auer, Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Karl Lagerfeld, who remained faithful to the spirit of the original hotel while adding a contemporary polish.
Launched in 2012, this project was a considerable challenge for the Artelia group. Teams from the Building Construction & Industrial Facilities sector coordinated the designs and supervised implementation of the works, and worked hand in hand with the group’s internal Planning & Organisation and Engineering units for the technical designs relating to HVAC and structures. During the busiest periods, more than 20 Artelia employees combined their skills in order to see this ambitious project through to completion.
It is a tremendous pleasure for the players involved in the project, including the participants from Artelia, to hand the keys to this iconic hotel back to its owner having completed a refurbishment fit for a palace!
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5 July 2017
Auxitec Ingénierie joins the Artelia Group, which confirms its place as a leading player in the industrial engineering sector and reasserts its ambition to become one of the major engineering firms in Europe
On 5 July 2017, Artelia and Auxitec Ingénierie announce their merger, marked by the acquisition by Artelia of 100% of Auxitec Ingénierie’s equity.
Through this acquisition, Artelia, which is a leading independent French engineering company in the fields of building construction, infrastructure, water and the environment, concretises its ambition to become one of the major engineering firms in Europe by becoming a major player in the industrial engineering market.
For Auxitec Ingénierie, benefiting from the backing of an international group represents a genuine opportunity to develop its business in new sectors and markets, especially in the context of the restructuring of the French industrial engineering landscape.
On the occasion of the signature of this commmitent, Benoît Clocheret, CEO of Artelia declares: “Thanks to the acquisition of Auxitec Ingénierie, we will become a benchmark engineering company in Europe, with nearly 5000 employees and a turnover of €520 million. We are now the only French player to have such a balanced blend of skills in the fields of engineering for buildings, infrastructure, water, the environment and industrial facilities. Driven by common values such as independence, proximity to clients, technical excellence or emphasis on human assets, I am convinced that this operation will quickly create a new dynamic for the two companies, generating more value for our clients and exciting prospects for our teams.”
Concerning this alliance, Pierre Michel, the CEO of Auxitec, states: “Being part of the Artelia Group is an ideal strategic business project that secures the future of our company. Joining Artelia means pursuing and diversifying our business lines, and sustaining our growth with new international development perspectives, in compliance with our core commitment to uphold independence and proximity values”.
12 June 2017
The SimHydro 2017 conference is jointly organized by the Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF), the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (UNSa), the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).
Artelia is a member of Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF) and has been contributing extensively to the preparation of the SimHydro conference through its presence in its organisation committee and its scientific committee (the previous edition of this recurrent conference dates back to 2014). This year, the conference will address in particular the topic of identifying and handling uncertainties, taking them into account in the context of the decision-making process, on industrial and social issues related to the models, and the selection of the appropriate models to address combined problems.
Artelia will contribute to running a special session entitled “Physical scale models: their place and complementary nature with mathematical models for optimum modelling of hydraulic structures”. Different models developed in the past ten years will be presented by Artelia, EPFL-LCH, IRSTEA, EDF-LNHE and the CNR.
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29 May 2017
Artelia consolidates its position as France’s leading independent engineering firm with turnover up 8% to 439 million euros
2016 marked the fifth consecutive year of growth in Artelia’s activity and operating income. Thanks to the commitment of its 4000 employees, Artelia continued developing its business both in France and internationally while consolidating its financial base by significantly reducing its debt.
This progress places the group in an excellent position to seize growth opportunities as they arise in the future, with the ambition to stand out as one of Europe’s major engineering firms.
18 May 2017
Artelia mobilises its multidisciplinary teams for the construction of the Duo towers, which are at the heart of the Paris Left Bank project
18 May 2017 – In a ceremony attended by Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and the main project players, including representatives from the Artelia Group, leading French independent engineering firm, the foundation stone was set in place to mark the official launch of construction of the Duo towers.
Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the Duo towers will be located in the Paris Left Bank urban development zone (13th district), between the urban ring road and Boulevard des Maréchaux, alongside the railway tracks leading to Paris-Austerlitz station.
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16 May 2017
24 April 2017
Nestled on Seguin Island in Boulogne-Billancourt (in the western suburbs of Paris), the new Parisian music venue, named “Seine Musicale” (a play on the French word for stage: scène), has started welcoming its first visitors. With a surface area of 36,500 m², this complex, which has no equivalent in France, features high-level cultural facilities including a large, 6000-seat concert hall and a 1150-seat auditorium. Designed to be in harmony with the site and recall its industrial past, it also accommodates shops, exhibition spaces and landscaped gardens.
As a member of the design and construction consortium, Artelia spent four years contributing to the creation of this exceptional structure. This was an opportunity for our teams to rise up to many challenges relating not just to technical issues but also to aesthetic and architectural aspects.
From a technical standpoint, the acoustics aspects required us to rethink our design methods, in particular with regard to HVAC and air treatment in music rooms. Custom-designed solutions were proposed to meet extremely ambitious climate control objectives, involving very small temperature gradients and optimum sound levels.
From an architectural standpoint, one of the main objectives was to design technical facilities that could be incorporated seamlessly into the building’s distinctive structure. One of its key features is a large sail-shaped structure covered with photovoltaic panels that rotates around a wooden mesh in order to follow the path of the sun. Numerous work sessions were required to find the best solutions to the architects’ requirements.
This collective adventure, which unfolded behind the scenes, will now allow music to take centre stage in this exceptional setting.
6 April 2017
Artelia will be present to the Global Lodging Forum Hotelerie MKG on April 10 & 11 at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse
The Think Tank of the Hospitality Industry in Paris.
For 20 years, the Global Lodging Forum has been the only international platform staged in France to facilitate a close encounter between the various business areas involved in the development of the hospitality industry: operators, banking institutions, real estate companies and developers. More than 600 decisions makers of the largest hotel groups, financial corporations, investors, developers etc. gather to update their knowledge on the French, European and international hotel brands. The format of the Global Lodging Forum, spread over three half-days, features a series of in-depth market analysis by MKG Consulting, themed round tables and working groups. Moreover, informal discussions are encouraged during the various coffee breaks to turn into effective business appointments.
31 March 2017
Artelia organized the “Annual Safety Meetings, 3rd year of success”, on 29 March 2017 in Paris - Focussing on the risks of subcontracting
For the third year running, public and private companies from various sectors (construction and public works, oil and gas, aviation and sanitation, etc.) met on 29 March at an Artelia-sponsored event to share their experience and best practices. Again this year, Artelia International and Artelia Bâtiment & Industrie collaborated to organise the entire event.
The agenda included how to make sub-contracting services safe by stipulating the rights and obligations of all intervening parties (end customer, contract owner and sub-contractors).
The participants developed new solutions under one common objective: improve health and safety on daily basis for all stakeholders.
Key topics included: understanding the legislative framework, how to work with the right partners, risk assessment during the front end of projects, implementing proven specific prevention plans, as the basis of long-term collaboration.
The contribution of new technologies to HSE risk management such as digital models and virtual immersion was proposed as a major development in the coming years.
Participants plan to meet for the fourth safety meetings in 2018 and raised a number of themes that will serve as the backbone for future events.
Philippe Villain, health and safety prevention director at Bouygues Construction, stated:
“In spite of differences in Safety awareness across our various fields of activity, there are numerous common issues to be shared. We are aware that application differs from country to country given the different cultures, multiple forms of awareness and staff movement. Companies like Bouygues Construction are now organised to deploy a single health and safety culture. This approach is based on the implementation of global performance standards and the commitment of everyone in complying with regulations imposed by countries where the group operates. Ensuring the health and safety of those involved in our construction sites also requires committing our sub-contractors and co-contractors to these practices. This is another issue where we must progress. This is why we count a lot on the quality of discussions at the Safety Meetings to bolster our internal approach in this field.”
29 March 2017
27 March 2017
For the fifth year running, Artelia rallied its staff around a special day dedicated to Health & Safety issues, under the slogan “I act for health and safety!”
The main theme selected by the group was “road safety for two-wheelers”, to encourage all staff members to consider the issues relating to sharing the road, from the perspective of all types of vehicle but with a specific focus on two-wheelers.
The theme was presented by the safety correspondents at each site or branch office and aimed at all staff members.
Other themes, coordinated and presented by various business line correspondents, were also proposed to address different operational requirements.
The wide range of themes addressed in the context of the Safety Day included security during assignments abroad, risks related to works close to utility networks, safety of external contractors and even the safety culture.
The goal of this day was to reinforce everybody’s commitment to health, safety and security, to promote the safety culture through awareness-raising actions and to strengthen our health & safety management system.
Many discussion workshops were organised at Artelia’s 90 sites around the world.
These workshops were designed to share the experience acquired within our different business lines and to promote our best practices, particularly to improve the way we approach complex or innovative projects.
From prevention to action, on 16 March, it’s My Safety Day!
9 March 2017
Artelia will have a stand at the ContaminExpo exhibition, taking place from 28 to 30 March 2017 at Paris Porte de Versailles exhibition centre
Artelia Stand : no. B32
ContaminExpo is the benchmark event for the contamination control and clean room management sector.
This professional exhibition is combined with a scientific convention that brings together the main players in the field of clean room contamination control, controlled environments and containment areas.
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14 February 2017
Artelia will be attending SITL Europe - Paris Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 1, from 14 to 16 March 2017
SITL Europe, the International Week of Transport and Logistics, brings together all the innovative products and services dedicated to the transport of goods, freight forwarding and the logistics chain. It is the biggest concentration of transport and logistics users from manufacturing, retail and distribution who are searching for new service suppliers.
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3 February 2017
MIPIM – the leading real estate event for property professionals
MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors - office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial, offering unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.
Contact : sylvie.neyret.arteliagroup.com
5 January 2017
Intertecno merges into Artelia Italia - The birth of a major player of the Italian Project Management and Engineering design sector
On 1st January 2017 Artelia Italia concluded a two-year integration process with the legal merge of Intertecno into Artelia Italy; as explained by its Managing Director Gabriele Scicolone, this is the final act of the deal signed on January 2015, by which Artelia Italia S.p.A. - a subsidiary of the international multi-specialist engineering and project management group Artelia - acquired the 100% shares of Intertecno S.p.A. one of the most renowned Italian engineering firms in the real-estate sector.