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Fehmarnbelt

The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be the realisation of the dream of a direct connection between Scandinavia and Continental Europe. By uniting different countries in areas such as science, business, the labour market and culture, it will promote the continuous integration of Europe.

As one of the largest infrastructure investments in Europe, along with massive investment in bridges, roads and the railways totalling well over € 10 billion, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will create a major transport corridor between the Greater Copenhagen region in Denmark/Sweden and Hamburg in Germany and strengthen the competitiveness of the entire region.

The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will reduce travel time. This supports the EU's objective of creating a coherent and efficient transport system across borders. When the tunnel between Denmark and Germany opens, it will take about 10 minutes by car and about 7 minutes by train to cross the Fehmarnbelt. This represents a time saving of nearly an hour compared to the current ferry route.

On top of this will be the time savings gained by the improvement of the surrounding infrastructure which will result in the travel time between Hamburg and Copenhagen being shortened significantly from approx. 4.5 hours to about 2.5 hours. It will also lead to more seamless travel in terms of  both road traffic and train connections. In fact, the fixed links across Oresund and the Fehmarnbelt will make it possible to travel the direct route from Scandinavia to Continental Europe without making any stops along the way or waiting for a ferry departure.

The investment in infrastructure not only means increased accessibility. New knowledge and solutions are being created in the building process that will spill over into the educational system, research and labour market. This will benefit both the companies participating in the building process as well as those choosing to locate their business in the region.

Science, tourism and culture, too, will profit from new knowledge and increased accessibility. Cross-border research clusters can be established, further improving the competitiveness of the region. Closer cultural exchange between German, Danish and Swedish inhabitants of the region will make it an even more attractive area to visit and live in.

The fixed link will not only benefit the centres of Hamburg and Copenhagen/Malmø but also offer opportunities for the regions situated in between both metropolises. In the end, both increased prosperity and a higher standard of living can thus be achieved.

Key figures

Length: 18 km

Project sum (in total): 10 bn €

Client: Femern A/S

Contact

Femern Belt Development
Stig Rømer Winther
Managing Director
Tel: +45 28 19 82 28
Mail: stig@femern.info

www.femern.dk
www.femern.info





Length: 18 km

Length per element: 217 metres

Tunnel cross-section: Height 8.9 metres

Tunnel cross-section: Width 42.2 metres

Maximum element weight: 73,500 tonnes

Number of tunnel elements: 89 (79 standard and 10 special elements)

Excavation volume: 15.5 million m3

Exits: every 108 metres

Production site: 1,250 * 2,400 metres (750 * 2,400 metres on land)

Building time: 6.5 years.




Key figures

Length: 18 km

Project sum (in total): 10 bn €

Client: Femern A/S

Contact

Femern Belt Development
Stig Rømer Winther
Managing Director
Tel: +45 28 19 82 28
Mail: stig@femern.info

www.femern.dk
www.femern.info