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The main contractors

On 30 May 2016, Femern A/S signed four major contracts for the largest construction works worth almost DKK 30 billion with selected international contractor consortia.

The contracts are conditional, which means that construction work will be postponed until the German construction permit is in place. The contracts are valid until the end of 2019 with the option to renegotiate at that time.

On Friday, 4 March 2016, the Danish political parties behind the Fehmarnbelt link had mandated Femern A/S to appoint the preferred bidders for the main tunnel contracts.

The press release about the signing of conditional contracts is available here.

The wording of the document dated 4 March 2016 from the Danish political parties behind the Fehmarnbelt project can be found at the Ministry of Transport and Building’s website www.trm.dk (in Danish). Illustrations and videos on the Fehmarnbelt project are available at our website here. 

The contracts are conditional upon final German environmental approval being obtained.

The consortia

Immersed tunnel and tunnel factory, Tunnel North

Consortium: Femern Link Contractors (FLC)
Contractors: 
VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. (France)
Per Aarsleff Holding A/S (Denmark)
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany)
Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)
CFE SA (Belgium)
Solétance-Bachy International S.A.S. (France)
BAM Infra BV (Netherlands) 
BAM International B.V. (Netherlands)
Sub-contractor:
Dredging International N.V. (Belgium)
Consultant: 
COWI A/S (Denmark)

Immersed tunnel and tunnel factory, Tunnel South

Consortium: Femern Link Contractors (FLC)
Contractors: 
VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. (France)
Per Aarsleff Holding A/S (Denmark)
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany)
Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)
CFE SA (Belgium)
Solétance-Bachy International S.A.S. (France)
BAM Infra BV (Netherlands) 
BAM International B.V. (Netherlands)
Sub-contractor:
Dredging International N.V. (Belgium)
Consultant: 
COWI A/S (Denmark)

Portals and Ramps

Consortium: Femern Link Contractors (FLC)
Contractors: 
Per Aarsleff Holding A/S (Denmark)
VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. (France)
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany)
Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)
CFE SA (Belgium)
Solétance-Bachy International S.A.S. (France)
BAM Infra B.V. (Netherlands) 
BAM International B.V. (Netherlands)
Consultant: 
COWI A/S (Denmark)

Dredging and Reclamation

Consortium: Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC)
Contractors:
Boskalis International B.V. (Netherlands)
HOCHTIEF Solutions AG (Germany)*
Ed. Züblin AG (Germany)*
Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. (Netherlands)
Consultants: 
SWECO Danmark A/S (Denmark)

*nominated subcontractors


about the contracts

The contracts for the immersed tunnel itself

The immersed tunnel will be approximately 18 km long and comprise 89 large pre-cast concrete elements. The elements will be cast in a factory built for the purpose east of Rødbyhavn on the Danish side. The contractors will therefore build the factory, cast the tunnel elements, sail them to the tunnel trench and immerse them into a tunnel trench under the seabed that will have been dug out in advance. The contractors will then cover the tunnel elements and finish with a layer of rock on top to protect the tunnel.

The contract for dredging and reclamation

A trench approximately 18 km long, into which the tunnel elements will be immersed, will be dredged in the seabed of the Fehmarnbelt. The trench will contain the tunnel elements, which will be just over 40 metres wide and up to 15 metres deep. The alignment of the tunnel trench is from just east of Rødbyhavn to just east of Puttgarden on the German side. The soil will be used to build large new reclamation areas, peninsulas, east and west of Rødbyhavn and between Puttgarden and the village of Marienleuchte on Fehmarn.

The contract for Portals and Ramps

New roads and railways will be built from the tunnel openings to the existing motorways and railways further inland. Very large portal structures, where the traffic enters the tunnel, will also be built. The portal structures are designed to contain technical equipment and a number of other functions. 

Other contracts

There are also a number of other, minor contracts in the Fehmarnbelt project. Among other things, these concern electrical and mechanical installations, the railway, landscaping works and the toll plaza to be built on the Danish side. These contracts will be made at a later time.