A new fixed link the tunnel across Fehmarnbelt

what We're building

89 tunnel elements

More facts about the tunnel

We’re building the world’s longest road and rail tunnel

The 18 km immersed Fehmarnbelt tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany.

femern right now

Fehmarnbelt tunnel contractors appointed

03-04-16

On Friday, 4 March 2016, the Danish political parties behind the Fehmarnbelt link mandated Femern A/S to appoint the preferred bidders for the main tunnel contracts with the aim of entering conditional contracts no later than mid-May 2016.

Status on the Fehmarnbelt project

02-19-16

In September 2015, Femern A/S received the final priced bids for the major construction contracts, which comprise the majority of the tunnel construction. A preliminary examination of the bids showed that the result was satisfactory not least because the prices were significantly lower compared to the initial bids Femern A/S received in December 2014.

Memo on Financial analysis 2016

Financial analysis for the Fehmarnbelt project: assumptions and results, February 2016

Visionary thinking

why

160 km faster

A European connection

A green traffic corridor

Along with the tunnel, the upgrading and expansion of the rail link between Ringsted and Lübeck will bring shorter and faster links regionally and between Scandinavia and central Europe. 

The Fehmarnbelt tunnel will create new opportunities for international freight transport. Once opened, freight trains between Hamburg and Scandinavia will be saved the 160 km detour via the current freight train route across the Great Belt.

From north to south Europe in less time

A fixed link between Germany and Denmark will not be affected by inclement weather, waiting times or the need to make a reservation.

Read more about your benefits here.

northern europe's largest construction PROJECT

how

CONSTRUCTION PROCESS: 9 STEPS TO A FEHMARNBELT TUNNEL

The construction of the tunnel between Denmark and Germany will be carried out in several phases over a number of years.

Becoming a sub-contractor

Tunnel construction at the Fehmarnbelt offers excellent opportunities for small and medium-sized companies to be sub-contractors on the project. You can find our two guides for subcontractors here.

3000 tunnel workers

New jobs

The Fehmarnbelt link will be produced at a large purpose-built factory east of Rødbyhavn in Denmark

79 standard reinforced concrete elements will be built at the tunnel factory on Lolland in Denmark. The production facility is expected to provide up to 3,000 jobs a year over the approximately eight and a half year long construction period. 

from southern sweden to northern germany new opportunities the fehmarnbelt region

where

58.8 million bed nights

Tourism

The tunnel as a basis for regional development

The Fehmarnbelt tunnel will create one new region in Europe – the Fehmarnbelt region – with greater cohesion and increased competitiveness. Cross-border integration of the labour market will be increased.  

Consideration for our neighbours

The Fehmarnbelt link’s construction site will be designed so that any disruption to our neighbours and to traffic is kept to a minimum.

Focus on the environment

The Fehmarnbelt project will be undertaken with the greatest possible respect for nature and the environment. This applies both during the construction work and the operation of the finished tunnel. 

Visit our Information Centres in Denmark and Germany

Since 2009, Femern A/S has kept people informed about the planned new tunnel link at its Information Centre in Burg on the German island of Fehmarn and in Rødbyhavn in Denmark. Find contact information, addresses and opening hours here.