Innovation

Innovation is in Soletanche Bachys DNA.

Thanks to our R&D, design, and engineering capabilities, we have developed new procedures and bespoke machines to ensure the success of construction projects with major geotechnical components.

01/03
Hydrofraise®

Turning the challenges our clients face into solutions is what we do best.

The world’s biggest network of specialist engineers at your service

With Soletanche Bachy, you can count on the world’s biggest network of engineers specialising in geotechnical structures, who form the bedrock of our advanced techniques in this field. Our teams are on hand to assist with all aspects of our clients’ projects, from deciding on the best methods to deploy, through design, dimension calculation, planning, and equipment supply. This cutting-edge expertise, in conjunction with our in-house design offices, allows us to propose variants right from the design phase, whenever possible.

Key figures

Key figures

  • More than 500 patents
  • More than 30 internal design offices
  • More than 100 design engineers
  • 2,600 major machines
  • 60 innovation awards

Innovation awards

Innovation awards

To date, Soletanche Bachy has received 60 innovation awards internationally, including 21 from the French Federation of Public Works.

2018

Hyperb’Assist

Safety optimisation system for hyberbaric atmospheres (Prevention category).

2016

Hydrofraise® with grippers

A new machine which can dig deeper, even in very hard rock, and which collects data from the excavation.

2015

Biocalcis®

Soil consolidation by Biocalcification.

2013

Tunnel Dismantling Machine

Tunnel Boring Machine for dismantling tunnels

2013

CIT'EASY®

An innovative method for diaphragm walls in urban sites.

2011

SPRINGSOL®

Construction of soil-cement columns using the Soil Mixing process.

2009

PROCCOPE®

Sewages continuous and optimised cleaning procedure.

2007

GEOMIX®

Process combining Hydrofraise® and Soil Mixing technologies, to build diaphragm walls and deep foundations.

2005

T.Pile®

Enhancement of pile performance by threading.

2003

JETPLUS

Tripling of the energy yield of jet grouting with associated geophysical monitoring and control system.

2003

ROLL & ROCK

Rail-less spoil evacuation train for tunnel construction.

2001

PIBOP

Integrated shaft for deep storm water storage facilities.