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Tunnel construction to create thousands of new jobs

Over a number of years, construction work on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel will create many thousands of new jobs, particularly in Denmark, but also in northern Germany.

In the main, those directly employed at the tunnel’s construction sites will be involved in civil engineering tasks. There will also be a number of special assignments relating to dredging for the tunnel trench in the seabed and the transport and immersion of the large tunnel elements. 

In addition to the above, there will also be a need for engineers, electricians, mechanics, welders, sailors, ships’ captains and other maritime personnel, drivers, machine operators, plumbers, crane operators, cable workers, surveyors, administrative staff, etc. 

Many sub-contractors

The many new jobs with the contractor consortia at the Fehmarnbelt construction sites will also provide additional employment for the sub-contractors.  

It is expected that, for every worker directly employed by the main contractors, a new position will open at the sub-contractors participating in the project.

Experience from both the Øresund and Storebælt fixed links shows that well-prepared local and regional companies have a great deal of know-how and expertise to offer as sub-contractors on a construction project like the Fehmarnbelt link. This applies, of course, to the craft industries, but demand will also cover everything from the hotel and catering sector, security and cleaning firms to local transport facilities and the like. 

List of requirements for the Fehmarnbelt link 

  • 3.2 million tonnes concrete for the tunnel elements
  • The concrete will be strengthened by 360,000 tonnes reinforced steel 
  • 172 specially built steel bulkheads, which will be welded
  • Up to 3,000 tunnel workers whose work will last for 8.5 years 
  • Around 100 dump trucks, excavators and cranes for the construction sites at Rødbyhavn and Fehmarn. 

THE MANY NEW JOBS WITH THE CONTRACTOR CONSORTIA AT THE FEHMARNBELT CONSTRUCTION SITES WILL ALSO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT FOR THE SUB-CONTRACTORS.