Fehmarnbelt: Large part of temporary dike removed

A large part of the outer, temporary dike has been removed at Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, Femern A/S said.

photo courtesy of Femern

Shortly after the tunnel portal was covered by water, Fehmarn Belt Contractors started digging away the outer, temporary dike.
The temporary dike has until now shielded the construction site at the tunnel portal from the water.

But since the entrance to the tunnel portal is now under water and we have completed the 200-meter-wide permanent dike, the outer, temporary dike is no longer needed and can therefore be removed,” said Femern.
FBC started removing the outer, temporary dike shortly after the tunnel portal was under water, and in just under 14 days almost 1/3 of the dike has already been dug away.