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Production site at Rødbyhavn

The installation of an immersed tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt means that construction sites and work harbours will be established on both sides of the alignment.

The tunnel elements for the Fehmarnbelt link will be produced at a large purpose-built factory east of Rødbyhavn in Denmark. The contractor decides in addition where the 10 special elements for the tunnel will be produced. Accommodation will be established for many of the thousands of tunnel workers near the factory in Rødbyhavn. Rødbyhavn will also be where the future toll station is located. 

The factory will be equipped with a new temporary work harbour and the majority of the raw materials will be delivered by sea.  

Element factory equals the area of 420 football fields

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. 

Good relations with neighbours  

The tunnel factory will be one large construction site, operating 24 hours a day. Consequently, the concerns of local residents and the surrounding community will be taken into account. 

Up to 10m high embankments around the plant will provide effective noise protection. New roads and cycle paths have been constructed in the area to provide access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians around the production site. 

THE TUNNEL FACTORY WILL BE ONE LARGE CONSTRUCTION SITE OPERATING 24 HOURS A DAY. CONSEQUENTLY, THE CONCERNS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

Did you know that....

... The Fehmarnbelt link will be built from 89 large tunnel  building blocks, 79 standard elements and 10 special elements.  

Read more about how we will build the world’s longest immersed tunnel here.


Noise protection requirements during the construction phase

Work at the construction site will cause little noise pollution to the neighbours. Noise pollution has been examined and described in the EIA report and these requirements will be incorporated into the contracts that Femern A/S signs with the contractors.  The construction site will contain noise protection embankments and the contractors will use modern equipment, which emits less noise.   The contractors must document noise emissions at source and Femern A/S will conduct spot checks to ensure that noise emissions do not exceed the levels stated in the EIA report. 

Construction site management 

During the construction work, Femern A/S will set up a construction site management to ensure rapid intervention in the event of any issues or inconvenience arising during the construction work. A local co-ordinator will also be employed who will be available round-the-clock to deal with any enquiries about the construction site from local residents.