CS wins the project of installation and operation of the Free Flow System on the ring of Dublin

CS announces the signature in Ireland of a contract with the NRA (National Road Authority) for the installation and the operation of a Toll Free Flow system on the ring of Dublin (M50). It is the first operational integration of a complete Free Flow system in Europe after the experimentation of Stockholm. CS wins this project in partnership with Sanef faced to the competition of the largest integrators and operators in the field of the Intelligent Transport. For this project of 113 M€ overall amount, CS and Sanef created a common company in Ireland, BetEire Flow - owned at 80% by Sanef and 20% by CS – to carry out the contract. The project includes a phase of design and installation on a period of 1 year and a half and the system operation on over 6.5 years with an option of three years extension, as well as the supply of 250.000 GSS/A1 Tags. The system installed and integrated by CS is made up: • of four Free Flow Toll gantries at one toll point full lane, 2x4 lanes integrating a reading system of Tag and automatic detection of the number plate (OCR). • of a back office system composed of the management real time of the toll gantries, ETC transactions (Electronic Toll Collection) and Toll based on automatic detection of the number plate, management of the subscribers, "Customer Care", invoicing and follow-up of the unpaid users and Toll evaders. CS will also keep involved in the system operation and will be in particular in charge of the maintenance over this 6.5 years period. "After the CS success on the American continent with the project of Golden Ears Bridge in Vancouver at the end of 2006, this new reference in the field of Free Flow system confirms the recognition of ITS actors in the market of CS know-how for the design, the integration and the operation of complex systems in the field of the Intelligent Transport", argues Éric Blanc-Garin, Chief Executive Officer of the CS group.