For more than 50 years, Artelia has always been at the forefront of digital development dedicated to engineering, in particular for modelling hydraulic flows and traffic flows in the field of mobility.
New technologies applied to our business lines have led us to create the Digital Innovation Department, whose role is to keep abreast of innovative solutions and to assist our teams as they deploy new digital tools and adapt methods and organisation processes resulting from these innovations.
As an example, in the past 4 years, Artelia has provided design, project management and construction supervision services for complex buildings using digital mock-ups (or BIM, which stands for Building Information Modelling). Our infrastructure activity also makes extensive use of these tools for decision-aid purposes as they enhance visualisation of projects and facilitate collaborative work between the project Owners, designers, builders and operators.
Energy transition is also at the heart of Artelia’s concerns, and we have at our disposal the full range of skills related to the energy chain. Smart grids must address the issues of integrating dispersed power production sources and consuming less energy more efficiently. In order to rise to this challenge in particular, Artelia has recently formalised a new service offering aiming to rationalise and optimise the production, distribution and consumption process on the scale of a building, block or district.
Lastly, Artelia has just published its annual report for 2013, a year during which our turnover reached €352m and our profitability increased significantly (18% up on 2012). With 3,200 staff members, the Group is pursuing its sustained growth, blending technical expertise, development and, more than ever, innovation, as is evident in this issue of Artelia News.