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Femern A/S delivers responses in Germany

02-15-17

Femern A/S has today delivered responses to the 12,600 objections raised during the second public consultation on the Fehmarnbelt tunnel in Germany.

Femern A/S has prepared an application for German construction permission for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. It contains14,000 pages of technical documentation. 

German experts on the environment, safety and construction technology produced the basis for the application. In addition, German lawyers specialising in regulatory approval of major infrastructure projects reviewed all key aspects of the application.
 
In the summer of 2016, the application for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel was submitted for a second time for public consultation in Germany. It received 12,600 objections from private individuals, authorities, landowners and environmental organisations. 

Femern A/S and the German co-applicant, LBV Lübeck, along with 150 German and international experts have prepared comprehensive responses to all the questions raised in the consultation. 

The many detailed and thorough responses to the objections were today, 15 February 2017, submitted to the responsible approval authority in Schleswig-Holstein, LBV Kiel. The German approval authority will now review the responses and plan the way forward. 

"The Fehmarnbelt project is a well prepared, thoroughly analysed and well documented project. The tunnel was approved by the Danish government in 2015, including the environmental analysis in Denmark. Furthermore, the main contracts for the construction works were signed last year. Politically, the project is approved in Germany, but we also need the final German construction permission" says Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO, Femern A/S.

”We have today delivered responses to all the questions raised in the 12,600 objections in the German consultation process. This is a comprehensive, high quality undertaking. It has involved 25 German consulting firms and 150 experts. The best German lawyers have reviewed every aspect of our responses.”

“Femern A/S has done all in its power to develop the best possible approval documents and all our resources will remain available to support our good German partners with whatever the process may require,”
says Claus F. Baunkjær.

Femern A/S, the German co-applicant, LBV Lübeck, and the many German authorities involved have, over many years, had a constructive collaboration on regulatory approval for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel in Germany. The approval authority in Schleswig-Holstein, LBV Kiel, is responsible for organising the further approval process leading to the drafting of the final German construction permit. 


To the editor: Further enquiries to Ajs Dam, Deputy Project Director, ajs@femern.dk, or telephone + 45 40 41 72 30.


We have today delivered responses to all the questions raised in the 12,600 objections in the German consultation process. This is a comprehensive, high quality undertaking.