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2009

Change of name: Coyne et Bellier is TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING.

2003

Completion of the Conceptual Design of the POST PANAMAX Locks (Panama) for the expansion of the Panama Canal capacity.

Acquisition of A.I.M., Engineering Consultant in Nice.

2002

Commissioning of MACHADINHO HEP (1140 MW) and CANA BRAVA HEP (450 MW) (Brazil). Coyne et Bellier was the Owner's Engineer on behalf of Tractebel Energia (Largest Independant Power Producer in Brazil).

2001

End of the studies on L.G.V. EST (France) (High Speed Railways) and beginning of the call for tenders for the construction.

2000

Commissioning of BIRECIK hydro power project (Turkey). Rated at 672 MW, it is the world’s biggest B.O.T. hydro scheme. COYNE ET BELLIER is the “Independent Consultant”.

1999

Start of construction of the world’s largest RCC dam: THA DAN in Thailand (V = 4.5 Mm3).

1990

COYNE ET BELLIER’s two-hundredth dam: AOULOUZ roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dam in Morocco (H = 75 m, V = 850,000 m3).

1989

Opening of THE GRAND ARCH in La Défense (Paris).

1987

Electrobel merges with Tractionnel to form TRACTEBEL.

1980

TRICASTIN (France): France’s first Pressurized Water Reactor nuclear power plant (4x900 MW)

1978

COYNE ET BELLIER’s hundred-and-fiftieth dam: ES SAADA (Sidi Mohamed Ben AOUDA) in Algeria. Embankment dam (H = 64 m, V = 5.3 Mm3) with 4,400 m3/s morning-glory spillway.

1976

Electrobel becomes the main shareholder of COYNE ET BELLIER.

1970

Opening of the AURORE 34-storey office block in La Défense (France).

1968

DANIEL JOHNSON (Canada): world’s largest multiple-arch dam (H = 214 m, L = 1314 m).

1967

COYNE ET BELLIER’s hundredth dam: JATILUHUR in Indonesia (H = 100 m, L = 1225 m, V = 9.1 Mm3, 195 MVA power house).

1962

A.C.J.B. becomes COYNE ET BELLIER, Bureau d'Ingénieurs-Conseils.

1960

Death of André COYNE.

 

SERRE-PONCON (France): France’s first large embankment dam (H = 129 m)

1959

KARIBA on the Zambezi (Zambia/Zimbabwe): widest wide-valley arch dam (H = 128 m). Holds back a 180 billion cubic metre reservoir, the biggest man-made lake in the world.

 

Failure of MALPASSET dam (France)

 

World first with prestressed-concrete reactor containments: G2 and G3 units at MARCOULE nuclear power plant (France).

 

COYNE ET BELLIER’s fiftieth arch dam: YATE (New Caledonia).

1953

BIN EL OUIDANE (Morocco): Africa’s highest arch dam (H = 133 m).

1952

TIGNES (France): Europe’s highest arch dam (H = 181 m).

1947

Creation of Engineering Consultancy André COYNE et Jean BELLIER (A.C.J.B.)

1935

Commissioning of MAREGES double-curvature concrete arch dam (France) designed by André COYNE. At the time it was the largest dam of its kind in Europe (H = 90 m).

It incorporates several of André COYNE’s inventions: a ski-jump spillway, anchored walls, vibrating-wire extensometers.