Millau Viaduct Project Management Essay
The initial objectives of the project are to provide a link in the …show more content…
Applications for tender were published December 1999. Candidates were to provide a proposal by the 24th of January covering specific technical and financial criteria.
Analysis of proposals was divided into legal, financial, and technical areas. The judging committee interviewed bidders and announced EIFFAGE expected concessionaire.
Main features of concession contract: * Concession is at the own risk and own profits * Total period of concession is 78 years (3 years build, 75 years operation) * Respect in relation to original architectural design * Development of technical aspects i.e. steel or concrete * Toll rate to be approved by Minister of Transport * Durability of structure for 120 years
Local economic development:
The state required 1% of project budget to be allocated to the economic development of the region, these initiatives were materialised through: * Construction of two industrial development sites * Equal re-allocation of 80% of the professional taxes generated by the two developments among the communities in order to avoid inequalities.
Construction Plan: * March 2011: Preparatory phase – develop operating procedures, design task checklists, materials validation processes. * October 2001: EIFFAGE begins construction * 14th December 2001: the French Ministry of Transport puts down the first stone of the bridge * January 2002: beginning of piers and abutment