Soletanche Bachy’s teams develop innovative, high-performance geotechnical solutions for all types of structures: deep foundations (piles, micropiles), retaining structures (diaphragm walls), reinforcing (freezing, underpinning), and cut-off solutions (grouting, Deep Soil Mixing).
Our expertise in the full spectrum of geotechnical procedures allows us to offer the design, construction, remediation, and commissioning of all types of structure: tunnels, roads, airports, dams, rail and maritime infrastructure, and residential and industrial buildings.
Our driving goal: offer the best global performance for our clients' geotechnical works, on all our markets
– The most complete geotechnical offer on the market: deep foundations (piles, micropiles), retaining structures (diaphragm walls), reinforcing (freezing, underpinning), and cut-off solutions (grouting, Deep Soil Mixing).
– A wide range of innovative materials and equipment to best meet your needs.
– An unequalled technical experience, built over nearly 100 years.
– A local presence and global expertise as close as possible to your projects.
– Operational excellence, for an impeccable level of quality.
– Passionate teams, to meet the challenges of your projects.
Soletanche Bachy technical department takes an on-the-ground approach to develop the best foundations solutions and soil technologies for our clients’ projects.
Soletanche Bachy has developed numerous disruptive innovations in the field of ground technologies and foundations.
Thanks to our R&D, study and design capabilities, we create tailored machines and procedures to ensure the success of your construction projects with major geotechnical elements.
The Group’s network of engineers specialised in foundations and soil technologies continues to innovate to respond to the new challenges faced by our clients, such as digital or big data.
Soletanche Bachy has launched an Environmental Action Plan both pragmatic and local, which focuses on concrete and targeted actions: reducing fuel consumption, lowering the volumes of cement used and waste recycling and reuse. Our objective: reduce our carbon footprint by 40% by 2030.
Safety is a key value for Soletanche Bachy. Across our structures, equipment, processes and techniques, safety is integrated at all levels of our companies. Our collective and individual commitment is based on shared health and safety rules that define rigorous standards to progress towards excellence.
In France, Pierre Bachy founds the Bachy company, which becomes SIF – Entreprise Bachy a few years later
Ernest Ischy and Henri Giron join SEC (Sondages – Étanchements – Consolidation)
Cheurfas dam in Algeria: use of 1,000 tonne prestressed anchors to raise the dam
Ernest Ischy and Henri Giron acquire SEC, which becomes Solétanche in 1948
Serre-Ponçon dam in France: development of the sleeve pipe to grout alluvial soils
Marckolsheim hydroelectric plant in France: the diaphragm wall is employed for the first time
The Hydrofraise® is used for the first time to build a diaphragm wall at the Gare de Lyon train station in Paris
Mud Mountain Dam in the United States: the panels of the cut-off wall penetrate very hard blocks of andesite and some panels exceed a depth of 100 metres
Solétanche and Bachy merge to form Soletanche Bachy
Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah projects in Dubai: 135 million cubic metres of soil treated by vibro-flotation
Soletanche Freyssinet is founded, bringing together Soletanche Bachy, Menard, Terre Armée, Freyssinet, Nuvia and today Sixense
West Island Line, subway (Hong Kong): Deployment of a Tunnel Dismantling Machine (TDM), specially built by Bessac, which enables the dismantling of an existing tunnel
Design and manufacture of the Hydrofraise® with grabs. A solution for deep excavation in very hard rock (resistance greater than 100MPa)
Third runway at Hong Kong international airport: the world’s biggest Soil Mixing operation to date
Grand Paris Express (France): World record for the installation of a CWS® joint at a depth of 74 meters