A subsidiary of the VINCI Group, DPR COSEA is a consortium of companies commissioned to plan and build the South Europe Atlantic High Speed Line (LGV) between Tours and Bordeaux, France. Planned to begin service in July 2017, LGV is 189 miles long, with more than 25 miles of junctions. This project, amounting to US$10.1 billion, is Europe’s largest public-private partnership, and one of the largest infrastructure projects on the global stage.
DPR COSEA deployed Oracle solutions to uniformly manage the huge data volume associated with its critical construction project. With Oracle, DPR COSEA can enable all LGV construction participants to reliably access a highly available information system—without geographical limitation—from any office environment. The Oracle solution also enables DPR COSEA to create a central repository to optimize railway operation and maintenance throughout the consortium’s duration, and it provides a new collaborative environment for construction planning, synchronization, and centralized analyses.
The volume of managed data, along with the performance and availability required by the project, made Oracle the logical choice over Microsoft for DPR COSEA. The company can now guarantee system availability, as well as reduce risk, improve cost controls, and meet deadlines, while restricting application development. Oracle is a long-term investment that enables VINCI and DPR COSEA partners to respond to very large-scale calls for tenders.
IBM is responsible for outsourced management of the GIS and EDM systems. IBM also developed disaster recovery and continuity of activities plans, based on a fully redundant architecture and replication of the databases via Oracle GoldenGate. Qualora Technology provides database administration support.