Work for the Baltic Sea tunnel in full swing

Released on 02.10. 2021

  • A visualization of the planned Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Germany and Denmark with the tunnel entrance on the Danish side at Rodbyhavn. Photo: ICONO A / S

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An official groundbreaking ceremony for the planned Baltic Sea tunnel is still pending. But not only in Denmark, the construction work is already in full swing. The excavators are already rolling on the German side as well.

Fehmarn (dpa) – There has not yet been an official groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Baltic Sea tunnel between Germany and Denmark. But not only in Denmark, but also on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn, construction work has been going on since spring.

«A joint ceremony for the official start of construction work is planned, but an appointment is not yet certain, “said the press spokeswoman for the client Femern A / S, Denise Juchem, of the German Press Agency.

” The development work on the tunnel construction site near Puttgarden has largely been completed ” said Juchem. Since spring, water pipes, electricity and fiber optic cables have been laid there and construction roads have been laid. “Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG is currently building two transformer stations there to supply the tunnel construction site near Puttgarden with electricity,” said Juchem the construction of the working port at Puttgarden will also begin. A large part of the building material should be delivered via this, she said the future coastline and the tunnel entrance built on the Danish side. While in Germany there has only been a building permit for the infrastructure project since November 2020, in Denmark the parliament already had 2015 the building permit granted.

The round 18 Kilometers of road and rail tunnels are expected to start from 2029 as a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt, connecting the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland. Denmark alone has to pay for the construction costs of an estimated 7.1 billion euros. Germany has to bear the costs for the road and rail connection on the German side in the amount of an estimated 3.5 billion euros.

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