Eiffage Métal appoints Thierry Wolkiewiez as CEO France

Eiffage Métal has appointed Thierry Wolkiewiez as CEO France, reporting directly to Guillaume Sauvé, Chairman of Eiffage Génie Civil and Eiffage Métal. A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris, Thierry Wolkiewiez began his career with ExxonMobil in 1998, where he held a number of managerial roles in the areas …

It’s official !

The government has just confirmed, after the Defense Council on Friday, June 19, that exhibitions, fairs, congresses and major events can resume from September 1, following the mobilization of event professionals, who have asked for clarification of this recovery. Confirmed this morning by the President of the Palais des Congres of Beaune, Jean-François Champion, and …

GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 additional employees for its factory in Cherbourg, France

GE Renewable Energy is planning to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021. The facility, which opened two years ago in April 2018, has produced the world’s largest offshore wind turbine blade ever manufactured, 107-meters long, dedicated to GE’s Haliade-X …

Gaussin and Total to develop world’s first Full Electric Aircraft Refueller Transporter

Gaussin and Total are working together to develop the world's first full electric ART FULL ELEC (Aircraft Refueller Transporter). Planned for the Airbus industrial site in Toulouse, this prototype will be capable of towing two fuel tankers, with a fuel capacity of 30 tons each. Delivery is expected at the end of 2020. Saft, a …

AMCS technologies’ anti-collision systems to train future crane operators

Intended for the training of future crane operators, four AMCS technologies’ anti-collision systems are installed on the various cranes of the AFPA training center at Egletons in Corrèze, France. The DCS 61-S equips a Liebherr 71 EC-B, a Potain GMA IGO 50, a GMA HD 25 and a Potain GME MC 85 crane in travelling. …

Eiffage wins Paris-Saclay hospital contract worth €141 million

Eiffage Construction ,as part of a consortium, has signed build and maintenance-servicing contract for the Paris-Saclay hospital, worth €141 million, with Groupe Hospitalier Nord- Essonne. This new facility will cover approximately 45,000 sqm, with a capacity of 416 beds or places. Works are due to begin in summer 2021 for completion in late 2023, ensuring …

Modulift’s CMOD 12 Spreader Frame lifts over 100 years old ship

Built for the Royal Navy in the historic Portsmouth Dockyard over 100 years ago in 1915, Dorian, one of Dunkirk’s little ships, has been in restoration in Southampton since 2011. Once the work was complete, the ship weighing 9.7 tonnes was lifted back into the sea by King Liftings Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 60 tonne crane using …

Geodis secures millions of masks for France

Geodis has been commissioned by the French Government to organize the emergency supply of millions of masks from China to France. The transport specialist is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, representing in volume terms approximately 2400 m3 of capacity weekly. If necessary, this schedule could be extended into the month of May. Geodis …

VINCI: Impact of the current health crisis

VINCI has recently published the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its activities. Passenger numbers at airports managed by VINCI Airports have fallen sharply in March, with an estimated 40% decline in the first three weeks of the month. That decline has worsened in the last few days following containment measures and decisions taken …

Konecranes Goliath heading to France

Konecranes will deliver a Goliath gantry crane to Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, following an order booked in Q4 2019. It will handle large ship blocks and panels over the dry dock, playing a leading role in ship assembly at this storied shipyard. The Goliath gantry carne will be manufactured in …