Award for Construction and Operation of Barrier-Free Tolling on M50
14th February 2007
On February 14, 2007 the Board of the National Roads Authority announced its decision to award the contract for the construction and operation of the barrier-free tolling on the M50 to the French consortium, BetEire Flow.
“This is a significant milestone because it is the first multi-lane free-flow tolling operation within Europe which will commence operation on August 1, 2008”,said Mr. Peter Malone Chairman of the NRA.
“This is an important step forward because barrier free tolling coinciding with the existing upgrade works on the M50 will allow us to maximise the efficiency of the M50 ”,
said Mr. Fred Barry CEO, of the NRA.
BetEire Flow is a consortium comprising the French toll operator Sanef and the French systems designer, supplier and integrator CS.
Sanef, part of albertis, Europe’s leading infrastructure group has 40 years of experience in toll road operations, electronic toll collection and traffic management. They have 3,600 employees serving more than 700,000 customers every day worldwide. They manage toll services on 33% of all French motorways and 66% of Paris motorways.
CS is ranked number 3 in the world in intelligent transportation systems and leads in remote toll, free-flow and traffic management systems. With 3,200 employees they have major systems in over 20 countries.
In October 2006, Sanef and CS (their operation in the US, Intrans) were appointed Preferred Bidder for the Golden Ears Bridge project in Vancouver. This project is similar to M50 Free Flow and comprises the design, build, operate and maintain an electronic toll collection system for the Golden Ears Bridge. The Contract for this project was due to be signed in early February.
In addition, Sanef and CS have experience in developing free-flow toll systems in North America (Virginia and California) and in France (A86 tunnel in Paris).
This contract is a fixed services contract that includes the design, construction, and operation for eight years valued at €113 million, plus VAT.
For further information please contact Sean O'Neill on 01 665 8744 or 086 8230 600
1st March, 2007
Click here to access the presentation for the Press Briefing of 1st March, 2007 on Barrier Free Tolling.