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  • DUCROCQ

    Company Information


    Company

    Ducrocq Engineers specialises in the design and building of equipment dedicated to extremely challenging environments, including infrastructure construction projects (tunnels and railway works), energy markets (oil, gas and hydroelectricity) and industry.

    History

    Ducrocq Engineers is a family business created in 1976 by the founder André Ducrocq. The company initially started as a provider of services to industries related mainly to manufacturing and construction. In the 1980s, when the Channel Tunnel was being built (the biggest construction site of the 20th century), the company opened a R & D unit and developed special machinery dedicated to the drilling of vaults, trains for installing the cooling system, a concreting train for the service tunnel, etc.

  • DUCROCQ

    Facts & Figures


    SALES
    Breakdown of Ducrocq worldwide sales (Key Figures) 
    Annual Turnover (2015) : €11 million euros
    Capital : €2 million euros 
    Workshop : 8,000 square meters
    Employees: 50

    DUCROCQ SALES WORLDWIDE
    .. EUROPE
    United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
    EASTERN EUROPE
    Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
    ASIA
    South Korea, Hong Kong
    MIDDLE EAST
    Qatar
    AFRICA
    Nigeria, Angola, Congo, South Africa
    SOUTH AMERICA
    Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico

  • DUCROCQ

    Our Products


    Tunneling
    .. Specialist Equipment
    Ducrocq Engineers is a leading company in the field of special equipment for tunnel construction, such as formwork gantry cranes, special vehicles dedicated to logistics (concrete and reinforcement) and drilling.

    Oil & Gas 
    .. An industry leader
    Ducrocq Engineers is a leading company in pipeline production lines for offshore oil extraction. Ducrocq Engineers has developed a unique machine to achieve Pipe-in-Pipe (PIP) with a rigid tube length of 48 meters.
    For onshore and offshore applications, Ducrocq Engineers has developed a range of products for the coating of pipes as applicators, induction heating systems, blasting and polypropylene accumulators.

    Railways
    .. Working Trains
    Ducrocq Engineers specialises in the design and building of machinery dedicated to railway projects such as ballast cleaners, concreting trains for overhead catenary systems, track replacement trains, etc.

    Hydro
    .. A Complete Range
    Ducrocq Engineers is involved in the construction of operating systems for dams and river transport regulation. The company has developed a comprehensive range of valves and gates with specific features dedicated to hydro applications.

    General Industry
    .. Increasing Productivity
    Ducrocq Engineers has developed a wide range of equipment dedicated to load handling and transfer, aimed at increasing client productivity in various sectors such as the steel industry, cement works, the car industry, aeronautics, the agri-food industry, etc.

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    Clients: Tunnelling


    CLIENT

    PRODUCT

    DATE

    BOUYGUES DRAGAGES

    Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link Tunnel

    2016

    ETF (VINCI)

    Concrete Train: Santiago CHILE

    2015

    COLAS RAIL

    Concrete Train: Santiago CHILE

    2015

    COLAS RAIL

    Excavation Tub Lifting Gantry

    2014

    COLAS RAIL

    Mobile Lifting Gantry on Wagon – Channel

    2013

    COLAS RAIL

    Rail Decarbonising Machine – Channel

    2013

    BOUYGUES DRAGAGES

    Segment Grab: Hong Kong

    2012

    BOUYGUES DRAGAGES

    Partition Wall Formwork: Hong Kong

    2012

    BOUYGUES DRAGAGES

    Concrete Wall Reinforcement Gantry: Hong Kong

    2012

    BOUYGUES DRAGAGES

    Concrete U-Shape Formwork: Hong Kong

    2012

    BOMBELA JV

    Concrete Wall Reinforcement Gantry: South Africa

    2008

    BOUYGUES SOLETANCHE BACHY

    Cooling Ducts (Toulon Tunnel)

    2008

    BOMBELA JV

    Concrete Gantry Device: South Africa

    2008

    BOUYGUES TP

    Cable Channel Moulds (Haut Bugey)

    2008

    BOUYGUES TP

    Dump Transfer Device: Mont Cenis Tunnel

    2007

    GIE A41

    Handling Device: Mont Sion Tunnel

    2007

    EIFFAGE TP, BOUYGUES TP

    Rail Handling Device: Maurice Lemaire Tunnel

    2007

    EIFFAGE TP, BOUYGUES TP

    Concrete Train: Maurice Lemaire Tunnel

    2007

    BOUYGUES TP

    Concrete Formwork: Grand Goulets Tunnel

    2006

    AMEC SPIE RAIL

    Concrete Train

    2005

    CHANTIERS MODERNES FREYSSINET-NOUVETRA SOLET ANCHE-SECO-RAIL

    Segment Drilling Machine: SNCF Paris

    2004

    BOUYGUES TP (Netherlands)

    Multi Service Vehicle: Groenhaeërt Tunnel

    2004

    NHI- NFM

    Segment Handling Device

    2002

    EUROTUNNEL

    Rail Change Train in Channel

    2000

    Clients: Oil & Gas


    CLIENT

    PRODUCT

    DATE

    SCNL-SAIPEM

    Quad joint line fabrication for Egina SCNL (Saipem): Total Nigeria

    2015

    SAIPEM

    Welding offshore containers, Shah Deniz projec: BP Azerbaijan

    2015

    SCNL-SAIPEM)

    Welding containers for Egina SCNL (Saipem): Total Nigeria

    2015

    VALLOUREC

    Pipe dressing for machining, thread casing prototype Vallourec, France

    2014

    SAIPEM

    Flet and Plet fabrication for Kizomba phase II: Esso Angola

    2013

    VALLOUREC

    Conveying and transfer line for casings, Vallourec Onne, Nigeria

    2012

    PETROMAR

    Quad joint line fabrication for Kizomba phase II, same type of sheathing as for phase I: Petromar (Saipem), Esso Angola

    2012

    VALLOUREC

    Conveying and transfer line for drill pipes and drill collars, NDT control station: Vam Drilling, France

    2011

    PETROMAR

    Quad joint line fabrication and sheathing pipe in pipe with centralized inner (48m) for Kizomba phase I Petromar (Saipem): Esso Angola

    2010

    PETROMAR

    Welding containers for Kizomba, Petromar: Esso Angola

    2010

    SAIPEM

    Rollers, Usan project.

    2009

    SAIPEM

    Anchoring equipment

    2008

    SAIPEM

    Umbilical, flow-lines & risers. Heads and HFL Frame

    2007

    SAIPEM

    Trolleys

    2007

    SAIPEM

    Gooseneck Supports

    2007

    SAIPEM

    AKPO Project (Stands & jibs).

    2007

    SAIPEM

    Supports Spool & Jumper

    2007

    SAIPEM

    Plugs

    2007

    SAIPEM

    Stop chute

    2007

    ACERGY (now S7)

    D M A

    2007

    ACERGY (now S7)

    Baskets

    2007

    ACERGY (now S7)

    Support Rollers Stinger & Stern Roller.

    2007

    EUPEC

    Pipe Id and bar codes bubble painting inside 48'' pipes.

    2007

    EUPEC

    Blasting autonomous sets for onshore pipe maintenance

    2007

    EUPEC

    Blasting, Heating and epoxy spreading sets for offshore

    2007

    STOLT OFFSHORE (now S7)

    Clamp for RISER

    2006

    SAIPEM

    Carrier pipe, insertion heads

    2006

    ACERGY (now S7)

    Supports for flexi-joints

    2006

    DAEWO

    Messenger

    2006

    EUPEC

    Horizontal pipe blasting machine

    2005/6

    EUPEC

    Vertical pipe induction heater, Heat & Coat

    2005/6

    SAIPEM

    Trolleys and lorry 100 T capacity. To drop structure in the sea

    2005

    SAIPEM

    Equipment for quad line fabrication Bonga project: Shell Nigeria

    2005

    SAIPEM

    Jibs with ventury

    2005

    SAIPEM

    Engineering and fabrication assembly tables

    2004

    EUPEC

    Epoxy spreading PU 48″

    2004

    EUPEC

    Horizontal induction heater, Heat & Coat.

    2003

    BOUYGUES OFFSHORE (now Saipem)

    Line up for pipe assembly

    1999

    BOUYGUES OFFSHORE (now Saipem)

    Container for welding set, offshore

    1999





DUCROCQ NEWS

WTC Bergen 2017

In June, Ducrocq Engineers attended the World Tunnel Conference 2017 in Bergen, Norway, organized by ITA-AITES. It was a great time to meet current and potential customers, with presentations on completed and ongoing projects. Thanks again to everyone who showed an interest in Ducrocq Engineers' know-how and products.






Ducrocq Engineers at WTC Bergen 2017
The Ducrocq delegation at WTC Bergen 2017

Bouygues Delegation visits CREG in Zhengzhou China

CREG & Ducrocq Engineers warmly welcomed a Bouygues & Dragages Delegation in CREG’s Headquarters in Zhengzhou (Henan Province, China) for a two-day visit on March 16th & 17th 2017. The delegation had first visited a Metro Line construction site in Zhengzhou and then several TBM assembly lines in the large workshops of CREG, its design centres and its laboratories. Bouygues, CREG and Ducrocq Engineers (as representative of CREG in France) discussed forthcoming collaborations.
Bouygues has many projects in France and overseas.
CREG, which bought the well-known company Wirth in 2013, is a world-leading company in the design and procurement of TBMs. CREG (China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co., LTD) provides TBMs, tunneling technology and technical solutions for many and varied underground projects.
Up to the end of 2016, CREG had provided more than 400 different TBMs used around the world, such as EPB, slurry TBMs, single shield, telescope shield and gripper TBMs, with boring diameters from 3m to 15m.






Bouygues Delegation visits CREG in Zhenzhou China
Bouygues Delegation visits CREG in Zhengzhou China
CREG Germany

DUCROCQ AWARDED CERTIFICATION

Ducrocq Engineers is awarded the EN15085 Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components

IS-logo-CERTIFICATION-EN-15085





AFTES CONGRESS

Ducrocq Engineers will attend the International AFTES Congress in Paris from the 13th to the 16h of November 2017.
The conference theme is The Value is Underground.
AFTES CONGRESS 2017





FULLY-EQUIPPED MAINTENANCE WAGON FOR ETF DELIVERED

Late August 2016: Ducrocq Engineers has delivered a fully equipped wagon to its final customer ETF (Eurovia belonging to Vinci Group).
Ducrocq Engineers carried out the engineering, which included mechanical, electrical and hydraulic design, manufacturing, assembly and tests in its workshop.
Weighing around 40 tons, the wagon is dedicated to railway maintenance in dense urban zones near Paris without causing any traffic disturbance. It is located upstream of works to remove ballast from rails and to inject an eco-friendly lubrication product to unscrew bolts.
With its long experience and knowledge in container modification, Ducrocq Engineers has adapted and modified 2 old containers to give them a new lease of life. One container (10 feet) contains the power supply, including electricity and hydraulic power. The 2nd container (40 feet) is dedicated to tool storage with 2 jib cranes, and also controls and monitors the equipment within the wagon.
Ducrocq and ETF are currently running tests with SNCF to obtain wagon acceptance to enable it to run on the national railway network.
ETF Wagon
http://www.etf.fr/media/671379/cp-4_me-suite-rapide_fr.pdf http://www.etf.fr/fr/actualites/actualites/marche-suite-rapide-2018-2022





DUCROCQ DELIVERS 1ST TUEN MEN ISCG IN HONG KONG

July 29 2016: THE ISCG has travelled from Jiangsu to Shenzhen, China, first by large truck and then by sea on a barge to Hong Kong.
The trip lasted ten days, with the ISCG almost fully assembled in order to save time on the customer's construction site. The Ducrocq technical team are currently setting the ISCG, which will soon be operational.


1st ISCG in transportation 1st ISCG about to enter operation





   

FAT 1st ISCG TUEN MUN PROJECT

July 2016: Ducrocq has performed FAT of the 1st ISCG with Dragages in the factory in China.
ISCG has lifted formwork (see pictures, below and right) and all hydraulic and electrical tests have been performed. ISCG is controlled through PLC and by user with remote controls.
Dragages

1st ISCG with Dragages in the factory in China





1st ISCG with Dragages in the factory in China

DUCROCQ ENGINEERS CHOSEN FOR EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA

June 2016: DUCROCQ ENGINEERS HAS BEEN CHOSEN FROM MORE THAN 40 APPLICANTS FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE EXCELLENCE FAST TRACK PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FRENCH COMPANIES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

As one of the leading French companies specialising in technology and infrastructure, Ducrocq Engineers has been selected by France’s public investment bank, Bpifrance, and Société Générale to take part in the second “Mission Excellence Infrastructures ASEAN” programme in Singapore and Malaysia, organised in partnership with Business France.

During the first week of June, seventeen innovative French companies are taking part in the programme, which involves seven days of intensive one-on-one coaching and networking opportunities with a range of prospective clients and partners.

Singapore and Malaysia are ranked first and fifth in the world, respectively, for their attractiveness to infrastructure investment, according to a recent report by Dutch consultants Arcadis, and represent a real opportunity for French manufacturers to break into the Asian market.

During the remaining eight months of the program, the 17 firms will receive support by Business France to steer their projects and build upon the contacts they make in the region. They also will be advised by Bpifrance and Société Générale upon their return to France.

Ducrocq Engineers was chosen from more than 40 applicants to the program. The 17 high-potential French SMEs selected showed expertise in railway solutions, construction equipment and services, urban innovation and energy systems.

The ASEAN Trade Acceleration Programme will enable Ducrocq Engineers to showcase its extensive knowledge and innovative approach in tunnelling and offshore markets to the fast-growing and stable Asian marketplace. The region has a population of more than 620 M people, with a steady average of 5% GDP growth over the past 30 years.

Business France Société Générale





Mission Excellence Infrastructures ASEAN programme

INFRASTRUCTURE EXCELLENCE FAST TRACK PROGRAMME
Ducrocq Engineers was chosen from more than 40 applicants to the program. The 17 high-potential French SMEs selected showed expertise in railway solutions, construction equipment and services, urban innovation and energy systems.
BUSINESS FRANCE LOGO

Business France

TUEN MUN-CHECK LAP KOK LINK


March 2016: Ducrocq Engineers won a contract to design, supply and commission 4 Internal Structure Corbel Gantry (ISCG) by Dragages Hong Kong, a joint venture with Bouygues Construction.

The project Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link involves the construction of a dual two-lane sub-sea tunnel, approximately 5 km long, between Tuen Mun Area 40 and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.

ISCG machinery, self propelled, is going to carry out corbel concrete within tunnels in North Approach and Sub-Sea letting free way for circulation. Ducrocq Engineers is performing the design work in France, whilst subcontracting the manufacturing in China where Ducrocq Engineers has several partnerships.

For the contract, Ducrocq Engineers has also designed formworks handled by ISCG to allow the customer to carry out concrete corbel integrating many requirements such cross passages, utilities and 2 kinds of tunnel diameters. ISCG shall be launched from shaft.

Delivery of the first ISCG is expected in June 2016.
Dragages: Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link
Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link Hong Kong

Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link Tuen Mun – Check Lap Kok Link Overview
Ducrocq supplied u-shaped formwork for the construction of two parallel dual lane tunnels of 8.15m in diameter, each 3.5km long for our client Dragages in Hong Kong.
Dragages