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Femern receives flurry of bids for tunnel installations

Project promoter Femern has received 17 bids from six internation contractor joint ventures aiming to prequalify for the €500M M&E work on the Fehmarnbelt Crossing between Denmark and Germany.

The equipment and installations include ventilation of the tunnel and buildings, safety doors, fire prevention systems, drainage, electrical wiring and pipes, elevators, transformers, lightning, monitoring and control systems as well as communication systems.

The 17 companies are from eight countries. In addition to Denmark and Germany, applications have been received from the UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France and Austria.

“It is very gratifying that interest in this contract has been so great,” said Femern technical director Steen Lykke. “This is a very extensive contract of several years duration. With so many bids, we can be sure that we will find the best supplier to take on these very important and complex tasks.”

Work on the electrical and mechanical installations is expected to begin in 2016, and the contractor will be responsible for the maintenance of the facility in the first years following the completion of the tunnel in 2021.

Details of the bidding firms are yet to be released.

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