GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Channel Tunnel wins Global Engineering “Century Award” as the most significant “Major Building

  GET: Groupe Eurotunnel SA: Channel Tunnel wins Global Engineering “Century
  Award” as the most significant “Major Building Project in the last 100

UK Regulatory Announcement


Groupe Eurotunnel (Paris:GET):

The Channel Tunnel has been recognized as the most important large scale civil
engineering project in the last 100 years by FIDIC, The international
federation of engineering consultants. The international jury composed of
engineers and project developers from around the world selected the longest
under-sea tunnel in the world and the engineering groups SETEC and Atkins US
who were the project managers, from amongst 150 candidate projects coming from
all five continents and representing the most remarkable human achievements of
the 20^th century. The “FIDIC Century Award”, presented for the first time in
1913, was announced yesterday at a Gala event in Barcelona. The FIDIC Century
Awards are considered the most important awards in the world of

Amongst the other candidates for the award won by the Channel Tunnel were the
Tokaido Shinkanzen (the first Japanese high speed line, between Tokyo and
Osaka), the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Hoover Dam Bypass, the bridge
linking the states of Arizona and Nevada.

Recognised around the world as the example for safety and punctuality, the
Channel Tunnel is the only Tunnel in the world to support its own weight, that
of the sea bed and the sea above. It has the advantage of many innovations,
both in terms of its construction and its transportation system, which have
created new standards and methodologies for the modern world. Such
technological prowess inevitably required substantial investments (€15
Billion). The Railway Usage Contract (RUC) was agreed at the outset in order
to ensure that the long term costs of the project would be recovered. Groupe
Eurotunnel, its 3600 employees and the 320 million people who have travelled
through are delighted with the worldwide recognition symbolized by the FIDIC
Century Award.

Eurotunnel Press Contact:
For media enquiries
John Keefe, + 44 (0) 1303 284491
For investor enquiries
Michael Schuller, +44 (0) 1303 288749


Groupe Eurotunnel SA
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