Fehmarnbælt Fixed Link Tunnel

Fehmarnbælt Fixed Link Tunnel

Fehmarn, Germany and Holland, Denmark, Baltic Sea
The world's longest immersed tunnel for trains and cars

The Femern Fixed Link project will be approximately 19km long, accommodating a four-lane motorway and a double track railway line between Denmark and Germany. The crossing is planned to be a reinforced concrete immersed tube tunnel connecting the Danish Island of Lolland with the German Island of Fehmarn. It is approximately 18km long and when completed will be the world's longest tunnel of its type.

Rendel was appointed by Spanish Contractor Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) to carry out a study of the possible construction methods and casting basin configurations for the proposed Fermern Fixed Link. This involved reviewing the Øresund production line method and in particular how the Øresund production facility operated, what problems were overcome, and the need for specialist advice and specialist sub-contracts, should similar methods be used for the Femern Fixed Link.

In addition, Rendel has been retained by FCC, the lead contractor for the Immersia Consortium (comprising FCC Construcción, S.A. (Spain), N.V. Besix S.A. (Belgium) and Jan De Nul NV (Belgium)) who have successfully pre-qualified for the construction of Tunnel North and Tunnel South.

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