Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link well underway11-16-18
Clean mobility and European transport corridors are the key themes these days (15th and 16th November 2018) at a high-level conference in Vienna organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
“A very concrete example of modernization of mobility and transport in Europe is the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel - the world’s longest immersed tunnel. The 18 km tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany and be part of the largest corridor in the European transport network on the main north-south route between Central Europe and the Scandinavian countries, the Scan-Med corridor.”
The Fehmarnbelt tunnel is based on experience from the construction of The Great Belt Fixed Link and the Öresund Fixed Link. Part of the Öresund Fixed Link is an immersed tunnel like the Fehmarnbelt tunnel.
“We have considerable knowledge regarding technical issues and environmental protection from the construction of the two first mega-projects. The maritime environment in the Oresund has been spared negative effects from the tunnel,” says Claus F. Baunkjær.
Once finished the Fehmarnbelt tunnel and the improved hinterland connections will be a flexible and reliable, high-capacity connection. It will improve the railway and road infrastructure in Europe making it possible to travel between Copenhagen and Hamburg in just 2.5 hour by train compared to 4.5 hour today.