Femern A/S, client for the 18km long immersed tube tunnel across the Fehmarnbelt, has today signed contracts with Ramboll-Arup-TEC JV for the supply of technical client consultancy services and with ÅF – Hansen & Henneberg for the supply of in-house technical consultancy services. The tunnel will connect Rødbyhavn in Denmark with Puttgarden in Germany and will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel and the world’s longest road and rail tunnel under water.
Commenting on the two framework agreements, Technical Director Henrik Christensen, Femern A/S, said: “We have received strong and high calibre offers from the consultancy firms that took part in the two tenders. The appointment of the two consortia underlines our confidence in the robustness of our technical platform to support our work on the current German approval process prior to the start of construction.
“When it comes to building the world’s longest immersed tunnel, quality should be “best in class” and we have no doubt that this is what our consultants will deliver. Their role will be to advise and challenge so that we achieve the best possible solutions. This, therefore, marks a very important day for the project. It’s now a question of when, not whether, construction gets underway. Everything is ready on the Danish side and we are doing all that we can to win German approval as soon as possible”.