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The network takeover and the stay cable years (1985-1998)


Freyssinet's financial situation improved in 1986 and from 1988 onwards (in which year Société Générale d'Entreprises, SGE, became Freyssinet's parent company) it began to show a profit. Freyssinet started to expand again and was involved in the construction of some exceptional structures, such as the Conoco offshore platform in the Murchison Field, the Grande Arche de la Défense in Paris, the LNG terminal on Das Island in Abu Dhabi and the Daya Bay nuclear power plant in China, and the strengthening of the CNIT centre in Paris and the Telekom tower in Kuala Lumpur.
   

Daya-Bay nuclear plant (China)






It also helped to build a number of cable-stayed bridges, including the Tampico Bridge in Mexico, the Normandy and Iroise Bridges in France and the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal.
   
Normandie Bridge (France)






The repair business grew and Freyssinet took over specialist companies such as Torkret and Cipec. SGE, now known as VINCI, became Freyssinet's parent company.


Documentary sources:

- La trace des bâtisseurs, histoire du Groupe VINCI - Dominique Barjot, 2003

- Freyssinet Magazine,
- Sols et Structures,
- Association Eugène Freyssinet.