THE SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET GROUP COMPANIES
Soletanche Freyssinet is the world leader in soil, structural and nuclear engineering.
The Group brings together an unparalleled array of construction and engineering expertise and brands – Soletanche Bachy, Menard, Terre Armée, Freyssinet, Nuvia and Sixense – that provide technical excellence to boost the performance and durability of structures. Operating in about 120 countries with a workforce of 22,000+ employees, the Group earned a revenue of €3.04 billion in 2016.
Area of business: MSE Walls and Slopes, Precast and Pre-engineered Concrete Crossing and Retaining Structures, in-situ Soil Stabilization, Soil Reinforcement Techniques, Geo Hazards Risk Mitigation, Coastal and Defence Structures and Erosion Protection.
Terre Armée has forged an unrivalled level of expertise and experience in reinforced backfill applications and soil-structure interaction. Over the last 50 years, Terre Armée has been setting the industry gold standard in reinforced earth structures and has played an active role in over 60,000 projects around the world. The company is committed to pursuing a policy of continual improvement in a bid to achieve operational excellence.
Area of business: New Structures, Repairs, Products and Techniques
Founded over 70 years ago by Eugène Freyssinet, the inventor of prestressing, Freyssinet brings together an inimitable range of skills in the specialist civil engineering sector, offering integrated technical solutions in the fields of new structure construction and structural repair. Freyssinet is involved in numerous projects across five continents, making it the world leader in its areas of specialization: prestressing, cable-stayed structures, construction methods, structural accessories, structural repair and structural maintenance / upgradation.
Area of business: Nuclear Technology and Innovation
Nuvia represent a unique approach and has a 50-year-old heritage. It can trace its roots to the beginning of the French and British nuclear industries. The Group has grown organically and through mergers and acquisitions. Pioneering work in construction, engineering, energy, nuclear R&D, design, build, operations, radiation protection and decommissioning has been undertaken, always with a strong emphasis on safety, quality and sustainability.
Area of business: Ground Improvement Techniques
Menard brings its extensive experience to projects in the planning and design development phase to provide optimal ground improvement and stabilisation solutions. Menard’s expertise lies in ground improvement, specialist foundations, all methods of grouting, and environmental remediation; and has facilitated the delivery of cost effective solutions for the construction of a large range of structures. Menard’s scope includes small to large infrastructure based solutions across a broad range of market segments for private and public stakeholders.
Area of business: Geotechnical Works, Special Foundations, Underground Structures
Soletanche Bachy specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering. Specialists have mastered the full range of geotechnical engineering processes, special foundations, underground works, ground improvement and pollution treatment and control. They serve a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors: central and local governments, industrial, general building and civil engineering contractors. With this expertise, Soletanche Bachy has always helped customers resolve their ground problems and build their foundations and underground structures.
Area of business: Digital Services and Solutions
Soletanche Freyssinet group launched its sixth branch SIXENSE. The new entity brings together 10 companies with a current combined workforce of 600 employees and operations in 20 countries. It specializes in digital services and solutions for structures, soils and the environment. It is structured in three areas of expertise: Engineering, Digital and Technologies. It helps customers to optimize design, understand structural behaviour and support decision making throughout the infrastructure’s life cycle.