Denmark: Strong Interest for Fehmarnbelt Project
Interest in tendering for the many projects that comprise the new fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt is significant.
On Monday, Femern A/S, the client on the tunnel project, received seven applications for prequalification for the establishment of a new substation.
This is a highly positive sign, said Johnny Restrup-Sørensen, Contract Director at Femern A/S.
”It is very gratifying that so many companies are interested in tendering for the work. It indicates that interest in being part of the project is great and this will assist us in ensuring that we will find the best supplier to take on the assignment,” he said.
Recently, Femern A/S received a total of 17 tenders from nine major international contractors or consortia wishing to participate in the construction of the world’s largest immersed tunnel.
The future fixed link between Rødby and Puttgarden is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. Due to its size and complexity, the project is divided up into four large construction contracts, each of which will create thousands of jobs.
The four contracts cover the dredging of the 18 km and 12 m deep trench in the seabed, the construction of the northern and southern ends of the tunnel and the establishment of the adjacent facilities on both the German and Danish sides of the tunnel.
Press Release, April 30, 2014