The Fehmarn Belt Crossing Between Denmark & Germany, Geotechnical Challenges Below the Seabed
by Mr. Patrick Beronneau, Ramboll Singapore
Wednesday, 27 November 2019// 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Venue: CEE Seminar Room B (N1-B1b-16), Nanyang Technological University, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 50 Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798
The Fehmarn Belt fixed Link represents one of the biggest and most challenging infrastructure project currently being developed in Europe and will, once operational, provide a road and rail connection from the German island Fehmarn and the Danish island Lolland and ultimately a direct land passage from the city of Hamburg to the Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen, Stockholm and Norway which will replace the currently used ferry connection and consequently reduce travel time significantly. Over decades of studying the geotechnical and marine constraints of the about 18km long link across the Fehmarn Belt sea strait and the affected neighbouring coastal and maritime regions, various options of bridges and tunnels or combinations of the same have been investigated in order to come up with a feasible and optimal solution with respect to construction and operational safety and costs as well as taking all concerns and constraints of the involved stakeholders into consideration. Located within the shallow sea strait of the Fehmarn Belt within palaeogene and postglacial deposits and at up to 50m depth below the sea level, the geotechnical investigations and the design of the required structures as well as the construction methodology and program represented a unique set of challenges to overcome and to find the optimal solution. Once constructed as tunnel option, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link will represent the world's longest combined rail and road tunnel.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
The Speaker represent as Technical Director Ramboll's Global Major Crossings Division, i.e. major bridges and tunnels, in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Born 1974 in Vienna, Austria and graduated 1998 in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, he worked for various contractors in Austria and served in the Armed Forces' Corps of Engineers before obtaining his Master's Degree 2005 in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering, again at the Technical University of Vienna.
With professional experience in design offices and on construction sites in Euope, North America, North Africa, India and Southeast Asia with internationally reputed organisations such as Geoconsult, AECOM and Mott MacDonald, some of the key projects where he was involved as project design manager and geotechnical and tunnel discipline lead include the 55km long Lyon Turin Base Tunnel, Crossrail London, Delhi Metro Phrase 3, the Gali Batu Rock Caverns in Singapore as well as several construction packages on the Thomson-East Coast Line or the Advanced Engineering Study of the Cross Island Line.
Free Seminar for SRMEG Members & NTU Students & Staff
Non-members: $30 nett. Collection will be done onsite via cash payment only.
To register, please visit the following link: https://e.cma.sg/srmeg27nov19