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Port of
Marseille Fos
renews contract
with Sferis and
its consortium partners

The Port of Marseille Fos is staying the course, renewing its contract with Sferis, ETF and RDT 13 for an additional five years. Until December 2020 at least, SNCF Réseau’s engineering works subsidiary and its consortium partners will manage traffic and maintain the infrastructure of France’s leading seaport.

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Sferis + ETF +
RDT 13 = Success

On 11 March, Sferis and its consortium partners ETF and RDT 13 won the competitive public service contract for management of the rail network at the Port of Marseille Fos. The agreement was renewed for five years, with an option to extend through 2024.

The renewal reflects the Port’s satisfaction with the work performed on its network by consortium employees since 2010. A long-term local presence, a culture of safety, and maintenance expertise were key factors in winning this major contract. The three companies will share the demands of managing the port in a division of labour that plays to their strengths:

  • Sferis, which leads the consortium, will focus on managing traffic and maintaining catenaries and signalling
  • ETF, a Eurovia subsidiary and member of the Vinci group, will perform major track works
  • RDT 13 (Régie Départementale des Bouches-du-Rhône) will maintain the track infrastructure.

Some 15 employees from all three companies will manage traffic and maintain infrastructures at the Port of Marseille Fos, France’s No. 1 port by traffic volume. Its rail network consists of nearly 112 km of track, with 64 km serving the Fos basins and 48 km serving the Marseille basins.


Sferis—driving performance

Sferis is an expert in site safety, site operations, and maintenance and works on rail infrastructure (track, catenaries and signalling), making it the ideal partner for challenging rail projects. The company provides targeted expertise to a wide range of clients, offering three key advantages:

  • a wide range of services—site safety, track, catenaries, signalling and more
  • a comprehensive approach to safety
  • experience with a varied clientele—private customers, municipalities, port authorities and rail networks