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Video | Germany-Denmark tunnel construction techniques showcased as scheme receives boost

The £4.4bn scheme to tunnel between Denmark and Germany has received a major political boost.

The Danish Parliament yesterday adopted legislation allow major sections of the Fehmarnbelt project to go ahead.

It allows state-owned companies Femern A/S and A/S Femern Landanlæg to construct and operate a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and carry out associated landworks in Denmark.  

The scheme now requires a German building permit and other final approvals.

If it goes ahead, the proejct will create an 18km tunnel to link Rødbyhavn on the Danish island of Lolland with Puttgarden on the German island of Fehmarn. You can watch the advanced construction techniques to be used on the project on the video below.

Source: Femern A/S

Construction animation for Fehmarnbelt Crossing


A rail line between Rødbyhavn and Ringsted will be given two electrified tracks as part of the scheme, meaning it will cut travel time between Copenhagen and Hamburg by more than two hours.  

NCE reported last year that lack of British interest in the main contracts for the £4.4bn Fehmarnbelt scheme had “disappointed” the project’s promoter.

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