11 January 2023
The three production halls of the tunnel element factory are about to be erected, which means that production of the first tunnel element is expected to start within a few months and that construction of the Fehmarnbelt link is well underway.
The European Commission's coordinator for the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, Pat Cox, saw this for himself when he visited the construction site at Rødbyhavn today and stressed the importance of the Fehmarnbelt link.
"For the European Union, this project is a flagship project which creates the missing link across borders between Scandinavia and Germany and all the way to the Mediterranean. The positive dynamics of the project will bring more European citizens and businesses together in the future", says Pat Cox.
Pat Cox, who has supported the Fehmarnbelt project for many years, was shown around by CEO Henrik Vincentsen, Femern A/S.
"We are very pleased to be able to show Pat Cox how far the Fehmarnbelt project has come. The fixed link will bring northern Germany, eastern Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia closer together and will create new opportunities for efficient and climate-friendly transport as well as regional development", says Henrik Vincentsen.
The construction of the Fehmarnbelt link will receive a total of €8.4 billion in EU funding over the 2021-2027 EU budget period.