AÉROPORTS DE LYON
Parallel development paths
Cap Ingelec has carried out some forty operations for “Aéroports de Lyon”, one of its historical clients. From yesterday to today, here is the trajectory of a durable partnership.
Zoom in on two flagship operations
In 2010, Cap Ingelec was already part of the grouping constituted and led by GFC construction for the design and construction of the T3 passenger terminal at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. In the continuity, Cap Ingelec ensures the design and follow-up of the works of the high and low voltage batches, the SSI coordination and the B management in the context of the future Terminal 1, operational in 2016. This operation is one of the five largest projects in progress in the Rhône-Alpes region. The complexity lies in the size and diversity of its activities: public areas (reception hall, atrium, parking lot), passenger areas (Schengen and non-Schengen areas), commercial and catering areas, with a very sensitive safety and security component (access control and video surveillance).
photos architecte © RHS-P et ©Marin JF
Denis Fontanel, Technical Director of Aéroports de Lyon
Why was Cap Ingelec originally chosen?
When I arrived at the airport in 2001, Cap Ingelec was already a service provider. My predecessor had explained to me that the choice of Cap Ingelec as a service provider had been based primarily on its technicality in the electrical field and notably its expertise in high current. The Civil Aviation had also already called upon them for studies relating to high voltage. Identified and known in this domain, Cap Ingelec also made available its experience on other high level airports.
How did this collaboration evolve?
Cap Ingelec developed with the creation of several agencies, including that of Lyon in 2005. We have gained access to new skills, our collaboration has been extended to other trades: heating, air conditioning or general contracting. This has resulted in both diversification and an increase in the volume of assignments, with the permanent objective of improving
performance of the facilities. Aéroports de Lyon has accompanied the evolution of Cap Ingelec, and vice versa. In the same way, our suppliers are aware of this, and know that Cap Ingelec masters our energy strategy as well as the constraints of
airport constraints. It is also a source of security for them to rely on experts in these sensitive electrical domains. GFC construction (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction for the South East of France) has also chosen Cap Ingelec to integrate their
grouping for the creation of the future Terminal 1. This €180 million project will be the largest since the creation of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport.
How do you explain the longevity of this partnership?
Beyond the technical expertise, the quality of the relationship between the employees is essential. My teams and those of Marc Boyer, Director of the Lyon branch, have gotten to know each other. Mutual trust and respect promote autonomy and efficiency. This continuity of the relationship perpetuates a virtuous operation. The dynamism and development of Cap Ingelec contribute to the consolidation of this partnership by offering new services, while maintaining a high level of performance in the historical trades. As far as we are concerned, Aéroports de Lyon has developed over the last few years within the technical teams a network of experts in the field whose level of requirement is very high. The objective of these experts is twofold: to have extremely reliable installations and to ensure that the requirements of maintainability and performance are taken into account in new projects. Thus, my teams and those of Cap Ingelec speak the same language, appreciate each other and maintain the dynamics of the partnership. What is more, the controlled growth of Cap Ingelec confirms our decision to rely on this solid supplier.
operations on average per year
nearly 10 million passengers by 2020
In 1975, Lyon-Satolas Airport took over from Lyon-Bron. The number of passengers has more than tripled in the space of 25 years, with a platform that has been able to take advantage of its many assets to meet economic challenges. In 2000, the airport was renamed after the famous Lyonnais aviator and writer, Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Since 2007, the airport company Aéroports de Lyon’s ambition is to become the first gateway to the Alps and the starting point for South-East France. Its objective is to increase its capacity by more than 50% by 2020 and its quality of service, with an investment program to size the infrastructure required for this development.