Launch of the Wattway photovoltaic roadway
Designed by the Campus for Science and Techniques in collaboration with the INES (National Institute of Solar Energy), unveiled in 2015, Wattway is the first photovoltaic road surface in the world. Roads have become capable of providing clean, renewable electricity while bearing all types of vehicle traffic.
Creation of Colas Projects
In 2017, Colas created Colas Projects to meet the growing demand of its public and private clients in the field of complex projects, such as public-private partnerships (P3), concessions or multi-year maintenance contracts, as well as on large-scale projects such as major road and airport projects and international railway projects. This unit makes it possible to focus the resources and expertise needed to study and perform this type of project in the best conditions, alongside the road and rail subsidiaries.
Acquisition of Miller McAsphalt
In 2018, Colas completed the largest acquisition in its history when it bought the Miller McAsphalt Group. As a result, the Group has strengthened it foothold in the road construction and bitumen distribution business across Canada. The same year, for the first time in 90 years, Colas recorded more than half of its activity outside of France.