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Femern A/S to establish Client Centre at Rødbyhavn

09-26-19

Femern A/S has purchased a hotel in Rødbyhavn, which will serve as the Client Centre during the construction phase.

As part of the start of the construction works for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel on the Danish side, Femern A/S is establishing a Client Centre at Rødbyhavn as planned.

Femern A/S has been carrying out a thorough screening process of various sites on Lol-land for some time. These were compared and evaluated on the basis of different criteria, including the distance to the construction site, the overall economy and the viability of gathering a number of functions at one site.

On this basis, Femern A/S has entered into an agreement to acquire the Danhotel building in Rødbyhavn (Havnegade 2, 4970 Rødby).

"The Client Centre will enable us to monitor the entire construction phase at close hand. Our presence in Rødbyhavn will ensure that our employees are close to the construction site and will be able to handle any issues that may arise quickly and efficiently,” says Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO, Femern A/S.

The regulatory authorities will ensure a high standard of construction and compliance with all the requirements, including environmental protection, the working environment, pay and employment conditions and standard of housing that the contractors must abide by.

The Client Centre will also be the focal point for the Client’s engagement with the local population, the local authorities, government representatives, trade unions and many other stakeholders.

Following the acquisition, Danhotel will be renovated and furnished so that the building will be equipped to meet Femern A/S’ requirements in terms of office space, accommodation, meeting room and exhibition facilities.

During the construction phase, around one-third of Femern A/S’ employees are expected to be based in Rødbyhavn while another third will move between Copenhagen and Rødbyhavn. The final third will work from Copenhagen or in Germany. 

The costs of the acquisition and for refitting the Client Centre will be covered by the existing construction budget.

The 18 km Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Rødbyhavn on Lolland in Denmark and Puttgarden on the German island of Fehmarn will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel.

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