Egis Group, which designs equipment for sporting events, has agreed a deal to become an official supporter of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As part of the agreement, Egis will support the Paris 2024 organising committee in the programming, design, construction monitoring and commissioning of competition sites used to stage the Games.
Egis will provide engineering consulting for strategic and operational management, while it will also support functional and technical programming of engineering projects.
Additionally, the company will assist on the design, construction and dismantling of temporary facilities, and provide consultation for the commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings and other facilities.
The deal with Paris 2024 will see Egis help deliver the Athletes’ Village, the main media centre and various other competition sites.
Laurent Germain, managing director of the Egis Group, said: “Egis is delighted with this partnership with Paris 2024, a source of pride and enthusiasm for our teams who will once again be able to demonstrate, through their expertise and their commitment, that our group is indeed a major player in the design of major sports and cultural facilities.
“Our long experience in this area, enriched by expertise acquired in other areas such as performance halls, gives us the ability to anticipate all the technical and organisational issues that such an event may present.”
Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet added: “Two years before the Games, we are happy to give a new dimension to our collaboration with Egis, which is joining the team of Paris 2024 partners.
“The expertise of this French company in the field of major sports equipment makes it a key player to help develop all competition and non-competition venues, starting with the Olympic and Paralympic Village, and provide the best experience for athletes and spectators around the world.
“Together, we will also take up the challenge of organising the first opening ceremony of the Games in the heart of the city, and know that we can count on the know-how of Egis to achieve this.”
Egis played a key part in the construction and renovation of most stadiums used during France’s staging of UEFA Euro 2016. The company also worked on the Olembé sports complex in Yaoundé, Cameroon, which hosted the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Egis’ other projects include the Paris La Défense Arena, home of rugby union club Racing 92, and the Longchamp racecourse.