DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has selected MT Højgaard Danmark to construct a depot and workshop complex near Aarhus to maintain its future fleet of Alstom Coradia Stream EMUs.

The DKr1·32bn contract is due to be ratified by the DSB board in December, and the workshop is expected to be operational in 2026.

The facility at the Brabrand Logistikparken will be designed to maintain more than 80 trainsets. The eight-track workshop building will cover 18 650 m2, while a separate structure will accommodate an underfloor wheel lathe. There will also be stabling and servicing tracks and stores facilities.

In addition to construction of the depot, the contractor will be responsible for site clearance, moving more than 400 000 m3 of soil.

Some earthworks and construction of an access bridge over the tracks have already been carried out under a separate enabling works contract valued at DKr70m.

Designed by Gottlieb & Paludan Arkitekter and Rambøll, the workshop complex is one of two facilities being developed to maintain DSB’s future IC5 fleet. MT Højgaard Danmark has already been awarded the contract for construction of the other depot at Godsbanen in København. The company is also building the workshop near Næstved where DSB will maintain its Siemens Mobility Vectron electric locomotives, double-deck commuter trains and its future fleet of Talgo trainsets to be used on international services.