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Case Study The Channel Tunnel

Mingyi Su Elvin Bayramov Christoph J. Szczecina Henrique A. Lima de Faria Fachhochschule Dortmund
University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Managing Change - Prof. Dr. Josef Mittmann

May 26th, 2008

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1. Historical Context 2. Engineering 3. Organizational Transitions 4. Financial Developments

• Historical Context • Engineering • Organizational Transitions • Financial Developments • Case Study: Answers Christoph, Elvin, Henrique, Mingyi

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Historical Context
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1802

Albert Mathieu put forward a cross-Channel tunnel proposal.

1880

A railway tunnel by Watkin, the chairman of the South Eastern Railway

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1883

The work stopped after an injunction had been served against Watkin

1887

Watkin became `Channel Tunnel` Company

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Historical Context
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1914 -18 WW I January 1974

During World War I the 1800 m. tunnel was used for military purposes A UK–France government backed scheme that started in 1974 was cancelled.

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February 1986

The Treaty of Canterbury was signed allowing the project to proceed.

June 1988 December 1988

First tunnelling commenced in France. UK TBM commenced operation.

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December 1990 May 1994

The service tunnel broke through under the Channel. The tunnel was formally opened by the Queen and President Mitterrand.

Mid 1994
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Freight and passenger services commenced operation. A fire in a lorry shuttle severely damaged the tunnel High Speed 1, linking London to the tunnel, was opened.

November 1996 November 2007

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Attempts and Proposals
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In the 1830s Frenchman Aimé Thomé de Gamond In 1865, a deputation led by George Ward Hunt, In 1881, British railway entrepreneur Sir William Watkin and French Suez Canal contractor Alexandre Lavalley . Work started at both sides. On the English side a 2.13-metre (6.99 ft) diameter Beumont-English boring machine dug a 1,893-metre (6,211 ft), on the French side a similar machine dug 1,669 metres (5,476 ft) from Sangatte



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The Beumont English boring machine

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Attempts and Proposals
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As a result of meeting between the leaders of two countries FOUR submissions were proposed by promoters, in 1985: 1. A rail proposal based on the 1975 scheme presented by Channel Tunnel Group/France–Manche (CTG/F–M), 2. Eurobridge – a 4.5 km span suspension bridge with roadway in an enclosed tube 3. Euroroute – a 21 km tunnel between artificial islands approached by bridges, and 4. Channel Expressway – large diameter road tunnels with mid-channel ventilation towers

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Geology
1. Historical Context 2. Engineering 3. Organizational Transitions 4. Financial Developments

• Strait of Dover • The closest distance 33 KM • One of most important Straits in all over the world

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