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Acciona bids for a railway project that will link Denmark and Germany

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 02:34:32

Acciona, hand in hand with Cobra, is bidding to build a railway that will run through the Fehmarnbelt underwater tunnel, which will connect the Danish island of Lolland with the German island of Fehmarn, and whose budget amounted to about 200 million euros (1,500 million crowns danish).

Specifically, Acciona and Cobra are part of one of the four international consortiums pre-qualified by Femern A/S, the Danish authority in charge of designing and programming this link through the Baltic Sea, which will give rise to the most submerged combined road and rail tunnel. long of the world Within the framework of this contest, for which nine large consortiums were initially interested, there are also pre-qualified firms from Austria, Germany, France or Denmark.

Fehmarnbelt underwater tunnel

This railway project marks the last major contract for the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel made in Germany, which will transform travel between Central Europe and Scandinavia and sits in a trench at the bottom of the Baltic Sea at a depth of up to 40 meters.

Femern A/S expects to receive final offers by mid-2024, so that the contract will be awarded by early 2025 at the latest and start soon thereafter. The contract includes a two-track and catenary railway system that will allow the circulation of trains at 200 km/hour, of which 19 km are connected to the tunnel and approximately 6 km are outside it, on the Danish and German sides.

The tunnel is expected to be ready in 2029.

When the tunnel with its electrified railway is completed in 2029, after numerous delays, it will be a green “shortcut” for rail freight and passenger transport to Europe with a journey time of seven minutes across the Fehmarnbelt. It will also allow you to save a 160 km detour.

“Our goal is to deliver a bid for a railway project that will link Denmark and Germany for 200 million when it is operational and will contribute to the ecological transition of the transport sector,” said the director of contracts of Femern A / S and responsible for the railway facilities, Kirsten Christensen.

Facing the final award of the project, Femern A/S will emphasize the price, the methods and the organization to minimize the risk in the execution and the solutions, which will have to deal with challenging conditions as it is an underwater tunnel.

The contractor will also have to meet CO2 emissions targets during the construction period. The tunnel works, a solution supported by a large majority of the Danish parliament in January 2011, are already well advanced at both ends (Rødbyhavn and Puttgarden) thanks to the work of about 2,000 employees.

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Puck Henry
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