All Fehmarn Belt articles

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    European Commission approves public financing of Fehmarn Belt fixed link

    2020-03-24T06:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has concluded that Denmark’s public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compatible with EU state aid rules. The Commission had approved the model in July 2015, but ferry companies Scandlines and Stena Line subsequently appealed. ...

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    Immersed tunnel to relieve Fehmarnsund bridge

    2020-03-03T15:51:00Z

    GERMANY: To create an ‘efficient’ north-south pan-European corridor, the federal Ministry of Transport has reached agreement with DB Netz and the Land of Schleswig-Holstein to build an immersed tunnel carrying rail and road links under the Fehmarn Sound between eastern Holstein and the island of Fehmarn. ...

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    Fehmarn Belt railway consultancy contract awarded

    2020-02-10T06:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel project promoter Femern A/S has appointed SNC-Lavalin Group company Atkins to provide multidisciplinary railway consultancy services for the construction of the 18 km fixed link between Denmark and Germany. The agreement runs for eight years with potential for extension. ...

  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether the public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link is aligned with EU state aid rules.
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    Fehmarn Belt link financing investigation opens

    2019-06-21T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to determine whether the public financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link is aligned with EU state aid rules. Under the intergovernmental agreement between Denmark and Germany, Denmark will be the sole owner and will bear the full risk for ...

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    Rail investment better than cutting travel, EIB says as Danish loan signed

    2019-05-29T09:00:00Z

    DENMARK: The European Investment Bank has signed a €200m state-guaranteed loan agreement with Femern Landanlaeg, the state-owned company which is managing Danish railway upgrading works associated with the Fehmarn Belt fixed link to northern Germany. The loan will finance work to double-track, electrify, install ETCS and raise the line speed ...

  • Femern A/S has formally received a letter providing the Land of Schleswig-Holstein’s approval of the construction plan for the Denmark to Germany rail and road tunnel.
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    German approval for Fehmarn Belt project signed

    2019-02-08T10:26:37Z

    EUROPE: Denmark to Germany rail and road tunnel promoter Femern A/S has formally received a letter providing the Land of Schleswig-Holstein’s approval of the construction plan for the German elements of the project. The legal document runs to more than 1 000 pages, and is based on a 14 ...

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    Court overturns Fehmarn Belt tunnel financing approval

    2019-01-09T09:12:41Z

    EUROPE: The Court of Justice of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s approval for the financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link project, finding that procedural errors were made. The Commission must now provide a new approval. Project promoter Femarn A/S told Railway Gazette it had secured ...

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    Fehmarn Belt link 'when, not whether', as consultancy contracts signed

    2017-03-21T14:24:30Z

    EUROPE: Denmark to Germany tunnel project promoter Femern A/S signed two technical consultancy contracts on March 21. ‘This marks a very important day for the project’, said Technical Director Henrik Christensen. ‘It's now a question of when, not whether, construction gets underway. Everything is ready on the Danish side and ...

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    Fehmarn Belt client consultants prequalified

    2016-11-01T10:01:00Z

    DENMARK: Fehmarn Belt fixed link project promoter Femern A/S has prequalified companies to tender for two framework agreements covering the provision of consulting services. The client consulting contract includes assistance in relation to potential claims from contractors during and following the construction phase. The prequalified companies are: CH2M Hill (UK), ...

  • The four main tunnel construction contracts for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link were signed on May 30.
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    Fehmarn Belt tunnel construction contracts signed

    2016-05-31T12:41:00Z

    EUROPE: The four main tunnel construction contracts for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link between Denmark and Germany were signed by project promoter Femern A/S and its preferred bidders on May 30. The 18 km immersed tunnel will be assembled from 89 concrete elements which are to be cast in a ...

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    Fehmarn Belt tunnel contract awards authorised

    2016-03-04T14:14:00Z

    EUROPE: On March 4 Fehmarn Belt fixed link project promoter Femern A/S was granted Danish political authorisation to negotiate contracts with its preferred bidders for the main tunnel works contracts. Femern A/S will present the results of the negotiations to the Danish Minister of Transport before signing the final ...

  • The European Commission has approved the financing model for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link.
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    European Commission approves Fehmarn Belt financing model

    2015-07-24T08:01:00Z

    EUROPE: Denmark’s proposed model for public financing of the planning, construction and operation of the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel to Germany is compliant with EU state aid rules, the European Commission announced on July 23. The Commission decided that it did not need to ascertain whether public financing ...

  • The Fehmarn Belt fixed link is amongst the projects selected to receive Connecting Europe Facility funding.
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    Transport projects selected for €13·1bn of European co-funding

    2015-06-30T12:57:00Z

    EUROPE: ‘Flagship initiatives’ including the Rail Baltica standard gauge line, the Brenner base tunnel and the Fehmarn Belt fixed link are amongst the 276 transport projects which the European Commission has selected to receive €13·1bn of Connecting Europe Facility funding under the September 2014 call for proposals. Other projects selected ...

  • At 18 km, the Fehmarn Belt tunnel is likely to be the world's longest underwater combined road and rail tunnel when it opens in 2021.
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    Construction Act brings Fehmarn tunnel civil works closer

    2015-04-29T10:11:00Z

    DENMARK: Construction of the Fehmarn Belt fixed link road and railway tunnel moved a step closer on April 28 when the Danish parliament adopted the proposed Construction Act for the project. The fixed link will comprise an 18 km immersed tube tunnel between Rødbyhavn on Lolland and Puttgarden on the ...

  • With bores for both road and rail traffic, the 18 km Fehmarn Belt tunnel between Germany and Denmark is scheduled to open in 2021.
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    DB and Schleswig-Holstein plan new line to reach Fehmarn Belt tunnel

    2014-10-07T15:59:00Z

    GERMANY: Under a letter of intent signed by Schleswig-Holstein’s Minster for Transport, Economy, Labour & Technology, Reinhard Meyer, and DB Netz CEO Frank Sennhenn a double-track electrified line on a new alignment would be built between Lübeck and Puttgarden to serve the Fehmarn Belt tunnel, due to open in 2021. ...

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    Five consortia prequalify for Danish electrification programme

    2014-04-02T10:46:00Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has shortlisted five of the eight consortia which expressed interest in the contract for the first phase of a national electrification programme which will see all Denmark’s main routes wired at 25 kV 50Hz by 2026. The shortlisted candidates are: Aarsleff/Siemens; ASB Consortium; Strukton/Balfour Beatty; EIS ...

  • Impression of a pre-cast segment for the Fehmarn Belt rail and motorway tunnel.
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    Fehmarn Belt tunnel E&M systems tender

    2013-12-10T15:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Project promoter Femern A/S has published an OJEU prior information notice for the contract to provide electrical and mechanical systems for the future 18 km Fehmarn Belt rail and motorway tunnel between Denmark and Germany. An industry day is to be held in København on January 21. The scope ...

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    Future EU transport infrastructure policy to focus on TEN-T corridors

    2013-10-22T09:50:00Z

    EUROPE: The European Commission has announced details of ‘the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in the 1980s’, setting out plans to shift the focus of future transport infrastructure investment from individual projects to nine defined trans-European corridors. This focus on major corridors announced on October ...

  • The Togfonden DK infrastructure investment fund would finance railway infrastructure upgrades in Denmark (Photo Jens Hasse/Chili Foto).
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    Oil to fund electrification and reduced journey times

    2013-03-22T07:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Electrification of all main lines 'as soon as practicable' and works to reduce each leg of a København - Odense - Aarhus - Aalborg journey to 1 h are to be financed from North Sea oil revenues through a DKr27·5bn Togfonden DK infrastructure investment fund, the government announced on ...

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    Fehmarn Belt tunnel preferred

    2011-01-01T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Femern A/S is recommending an immersed tunnel rather than a cable-stayed bridge as its preferred option for the Fehmarn Belt fixed link to replace the train ferry between Germany and Denmark, the Danish project promoter announced on November 30. A 17·6 km tunnel up to 40 m deep would ...