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First animated Film about the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Factory released

The world's longest road and rail tunnel will require a factory that, in terms of its size, is set to be a record-breaker. The Fehmarnbelt immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany will be 18 km long and built from 79 concrete elements and an additional 10 special elements equipped with lower basements for maintenance. Each tunnel element will weigh more than 70,000 tonnes. Each element will be about 217 m long and about 40 m wide.

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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Contractors appointed

On Friday, 4 March 2016, the Danish political parties behind the Fehmarnbelt link mandated Femern A/S to appoint the preferred bidders for the main tunnel contracts with the aim of entering conditional contracts no later than mid-May 2016.

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Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel: Vorbereitende Arbeiten auf dänischer Seite abgeschlossen

Die vorbereitenden Arbeiten für den Bau des Fehmarnbelt-Tunnels sind erfolgreich beendet. Auf der dänischen Insel Lolland eröffnete der Vorstandsvorsitzende von Femern A/S, Claus F. Baunkjær, am 28. Januar das Areal der zukünftigen Tunnelbaustelle bei Rødbyhavn. Gemeinsam mit Bürgermeister Holger Schou Rasmussen, Vertretern der dänischen Wirtschaft und Schülern der örtlichen Sportschule wurden neue Fußgängerbrücken und Fahrradwege eingeweiht und der Bevölkerung vor Ort übergeben.

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Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel: Schwedischer Umweltexperte sieht Öresund als Modellprojekt und plädiert für konstruktiven Zugang

Ein neues Video porträtiert einen der prominentesten Kritiker am Öresund, Kjell Andersson, heute führender schwedischer Experte für Meeresumwelt und Forschungsingenieur in Geologie an der Universität Lund. In den Jahren vor Baubeginn der Öresundverbindung war er ein engagierter Kritiker des Projekts. Heute ist er der Auffassung, dass der Ansatz für den Umweltschutz bei der Öresundquerung Schule für andere Projekte machen sollte.
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Experience from the Great Belt and Øresund will help make the Fehmarnbelt fixed Link safer

At around 18 kilometres in length, the Fehmarnbelt fixed link will be the world's longest immersed tunnel for rail and road traffic. Such a long tunnel under water requires special safety measures and is why appropriate systems and emergency service procedures are essential to the design of the whole tunnel. Safety has been incorporated into the project down to the minutest detail – from the very first drawings when the treaty on the fixed link was signed by Denmark and Germany in 2008 and up to the present day when tenders for the tunnel from nine consortia are being evaluated by the client, Femern A/S’ experts and consultants.

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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be repaid in 32 Years

The economics of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel are sound, and the project’s repayment period is lower than previously estimated. A new financial analysis from Femern A/S shows that the repayment period for the Fehmarnbelt project is 32 years. This includes both the tunnel itself, between Rødby and Puttgarden, and upgrading the railway between Ringsted and Rødby.

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Lively Debate on the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel

Interest in the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is growing as the start of construction approaches. This has been noted by Femern A/S since the many recent questions and comments from the general public, the media and opinion makers.

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The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be safe and secure

Road users in the future Fehmarnbelt tunnel should feel completely comfortable during the 10 minutes it will take to drive through the approximately 18 km long stretch. This is because safety considerations have been an important part of the work underlying the tunnel’s design.

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Important Milestone for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: the Period for lodging Objections in Germany is nearing its End

This week sees the end of the period during which the general public and organisations in Germany can comment on, and raise objections to, the comprehensive application to the German plan approval authority for construction permission for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Rødby and Puttgarden. Femern A/S has prepared the application in collaboration with the Lübeck office of the State Company for Road Construction and Transport of Schleswig-Holstein (LBV Lübeck).

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Sound Economy in the Fehmarnbelt Project

The economics of the Fehmarnbelt project are robust. It will be fully paid for by its users and will not burden the Danish taxpayers. The tunnel link between Rødby and Puttgarden will be financed through loans guaranteed by the Danish state, with those loans being re-paid by the users of the fixed link. The lifetime of the tunnel should be at least 120 years, but will be paid for after only 39 years. This note sets out the various conditions for the overall economics of the Fehmarnbelt project.

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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Project singled out as best Practice Example in Infrastructure Planning

“Continuity and transparency are key to enabling us, as the client, to establish an open dialogue with the general public based on trust,” said Femern A/S CEO Claus F. Baunkjær at a high-profile “workshop discussion” held by the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie – BDI) with Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt and BDI President Ulrich Grillo in Berlin.

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