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Preparations for tunnel construction are well advanced

Femern A/S has been working for several years on Lolland to prepare the area for the construction of the tunnel.

The company has progressed well with the advance activities to prepare the area at Rødbyhavn for the work to build the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. The preparatory work on land is nearly finished, which means that Femern A/S can get the major tunnel contracts started as soon as the green light is given from the politicians and authorities in Denmark and Germany.

When the work gets underway it will involve, among other things, the construction of a factory to build the steel-reinforced concrete elements that will make up tunnel. A working harbour will also be constructed from where the elements will be towed out to the Fehmarnbelt and lowered into the tunnel trench, where they will be assembled.

Cycle paths, roads and new natural areas

The infrastructure around Rødbyhavn is being made ready to enable local residents to get through and around the town unhindered, while contractors, equipment and tunnel workers can get to and from the tunnel element factory efficiently and easily when work on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel itself gets going.

The preparations include new cycle paths, electricity supply, access roads, small bridges and a new pumping station for drainage of the low-lying areas. Sewerage and water supply have also been upgraded. Water holes and new natural areas have also been established as a replacement for those affected by the upcoming construction work, and for when the archaeological investigations in the area are finished.

Furthermore, lighting and signage on the footpaths are being set up, and crash barriers will be replaced on certain roads. Some roads are being made wider and stronger, so they can carry large and heavy vehicles.

ROADS AND PATHS WILL BENEFIT THE LOCAL INHABITANTS OF LOLLAND, SO THAT THEY CAN GET IN AND AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AND RØDBYHAVN BY BOTH CAR AND BICYCLE.

Did you know that...

... roads are being made wider and stronger so as to carry the heavy vehicles that will deliver materials for the construction of the tunnel.

... a fence has been erected to keep protected toads and amphibians away from the site, and to lead them to protected water holes to prevent them from being harmed.

Local population to benefit

As the client for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel, it is important for Femern A/S that a solid infrastructure is established so that both contractors and tunnel workers can have quick and secure access to the tunnel element factory and construction site to optimise the construction processes. 

The roads and paths will also benefit the local inhabitants of Lolland, so they can get in and around Rødbyhavn by car and by bicycle.

With regard to the workers, a number of jobs and training places have been created with the companies involved.