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Consideration for our neighbours

The Fehmarnbelt link’s construction site will be designed so that any disruption to our neighbours and to traffic is kept to a minimum.

The Fehmarnbelt link’s construction site in Denmark will be one of the largest in northern Europe. When construction reaches its peak, up to 3,000 people will work on the project simultaneously. Consequently, work will be organised to ensure that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.  This is why 90 per cent of the raw materials for the project will be transported to the construction site by sea. 

Building an immersed tunnel means digging a trench in the seabed. This will be organised to ensure as little environmental impact as possible, i.e. during the dredging work, only a certain amount of sediment spill may occur in different areas and at different times of year and a number of requirements as regards noise and dust emissions from the construction site must be complied with.  Should our neighbours experience any inconvenience, however, it will always be possible to get hold of us round the clock.  

Some of the material dredged from the Fehmarnbelt will be used to build noise barriers around the construction site on Lolland to reduce noise and dust.  Most of it will be used to build new land areas at the south coast of Lolland and on Fehmarn's north coast. New nature and recreational areas will be established at the new land areas. Read more about the new areas here. 


New cycle paths and footbridges have already been established across the motorway, which ensure accessibility in and around the local area for local cyclists and tourists.

Did you know that...

... the new land area at Lolland occupies an area of approximately 330 hectares? This corresponds to more than 450 football fields and will increase Denmark’s land area by approximately 0.01%.

... new cycle paths and footbridges have already been established across the motorway, which will facilitate access in and around the local area during the construction period?


Orderly accommodation at the construction site

Most of tunnel workers will live close to the production site at Rødbyhavn. The accommodation will be built by the contractor in line with Nordic standards and will be designed and run so as to contribute to the employees’ health, safety at work, efficiency and social environment.  

Cycle paths

New cycle paths and footbridges have already been established across the motorway, which ensure accessibility in and around the local area for local cyclists and tourists. The road network around the construction site has already been upgraded and expanded in preparation for the start of construction. 

As one of Lolland's biggest employers, Femern A/S wishes to be a good neighbour to the local population. Since 2010, therefore, Femern A/S has run an information centre at Vestre Kaj in Rødbyhavn, where locals and tourists can get answers to questions about the project. Read more about the information centre and find contact information here.