Providing safe and cost-effective solutions is our contribution to a better world.
Our experts are involved in each phase of the projects: project development studies, construction and commissioning phases, operation and maintenance. We provide tailor-made solutions.
When we get involved in a project at the outset, we can help the Owner make the kind of formative decisions on which the success of the project will depend.
Leading preliminary investigations for astute formative choices
Although major projects are often the fruit of political aspirations, the people involved in their development can benefit from the technical economic and financial contributions of our teams to help them make the most appropriate choices. They will thus be able to design but also manage the risk factors inherent in any project, whilst being attentive to the changes in society.
These major development principles were defined with a view to working for the future by including concepts such as sustainable development, town densification, the changes in rural areas and consultations with citizens.
Being involved from the beginning of a project, we help the client to make the best foundational decisions.
Beyond design, the challenge is to control the projects risks, while being attentive to future challenges and changes in our societies such as sustainable development, densification of cities and changes in rural territories, consultation citizens etc.
Our multi-disciplinary know-how allows us to approach projects and advise our clients on a global strategic perspective. We thus step in at several levels and several scales, over the whole range covered by upstream questions, from prospective and strategic studies to the implementation of the corresponding master plans.
setec has thus been at the origin of several major infrastructure and area development projects in France (Channel Tunnel, Fréjus Tunnel, Millau viaduct…) and is currently working on the Grand Paris, Arc Express, Lyon-Turin rail link, Seine-North Europe wide-gauge canal and the tunnel under the Straits of Gibraltar. At the same time, it is also taking part in long-term railway network planning as well as the development of carpooling, electric cars and eco-districts.
In a context in which projects are the focus of potentially conflicting public and private interests and there are an increasing number of parties involved in the decision-making process, the contracting authorities must be able to rely on technical expertise of the highest quality and take decisions based on an accurate assessment of the issues, opportunities and risks involved.
A unique ability to meet the rapidly evolving needs
Controlling large projects requires a high level of competence in a variety of registers: defining functional and performance objectives, anticipating increasingly complex regulations, and ensuring good control of quality, cost and time projects…
Its expert knowledge in many different fields and over 60 years’ experience working on projects of the most prestigious kind, put the setec group in a prime position to provide assistance to the contracting authorities for major development, facility and infrastructure projects.
From the preliminary phases to the opening
setec is able to assist contracting owners from the preliminary phases of a project through to its opening or even when it is in operation. The group has sound references for assignments of this kind with contracting authorities in both the public and private sectors, in all the areas in which it operates : railways, motorways, ports, airports, buildings of all kinds, the nuclear sector, hydraulics, drainage, ITS, networks and telecommunications and so on.
setec carries out global project design and construction management assignments, from the studies phase (design, tender preparation, contractors’ selection, control of construction design) to the works and completion phase (works management and coordination, execution control, commissioning).
In order to rise to the technical challenges inherent in major projects, setec sets up integrated cross-functional teams to carry out major design and construction management operations in full, from early design stages to commissioning.
setec, design and construction manager for major projects
The group is known for its capacity to design and manage large-scale projects, both in France and abroad, in many different fields: transport, infrastructures, construction, development, energy, industry, networks and IT, sustainable development and alternative energy sources.
“Project mode”, which for a long time was restricted to highly specialized fields like defense and space, now pervades every aspect of economic life.
Optimising the time-cost-quality triangle
The competition for business, combined with the number of new assignments out-sourced to the private sector, leads companies to invest and innovate constantly, as much in terms of the products and services they offer their clients as their own internal efficiency.
For over 60 years the setec group has been supporting its clients in the management of successful projects.
Clients benefit from the group’s experience with very large projects as it is thus able to provide them with a methodology tailored to their requirements.
setec can provide technical expertise and strategic advice in a very wide range of areas.
60 years of high-quality, reliable, independent expertise
On the strength of its multidisciplinary skills and over 50 years’ experience working on outstanding projects with contracting authorities in both the public and private sectors, setec has developed its capacity to provide strategic advice which has the particularity of being based on a highly operational set of skills that guarantee perfect command of technical, financial and human issues.
This has been demonstrated in a number of areas.
Know-how based on technical expertise
Each company in the group aims to be a standard setter in the area in which it operates.
The constant pursuit of excellence has enabled us to build up the technical proficiency required to address highly complex issues in many different fields: structures, environment, building design, geotechnics, hydraulics, intelligent transport systems (ITS).
The group has also built up relationships with experts on many highly specialized subjects. Thus, in addition to its own resources, it can use the services of relevant experts when dealing with very specific issues.