Danish Client, Metroselskabet has awarded a Vinci and Hochtief JV the €460M design and build contract for the Sydhavn Metro Line (Line 4) on the Copenhagen Metro. The design and build project for the southern metro line is a six-year mandate that calls for the construction of dual 4.4km long tunnels using two EPBMs along with five underground stations and two crossover structures. The project also includes electrical and mechanical systems, architectural interior works, and in-tunnel ventilation.
The tunnels will have an interior diameter of 4.9m and an exterior diameter of 5.5m. This metro-network extension south of the Danish capital (Sydhavn or M4) will be connected to the main ring line (Cityringen).
“Eighteen years after the delivery of the Øresund tunnel and two years after the award of the Femern tunnel, it’s our honor to continue to work for the Danish people’s daily mobility with a new line of underground metro, especially with our historical partner Hochtief”, says Eric Chambraud, Operations Director Northern Europe, British Isles and Americas at VINCI Construction Grands Projets.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity of demonstrating our tunnelling expertise in Copenhagen again. This contract continues our successful activities in the Danish infrastructure market. We are looking forward to working once again together with VINCI”, says Riku Tauriainen, Executive Vice President of Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH Europe West.
For the first time in Denmark, 3D modelling will be used extensively as early as the bid-submission phase by the consortium. In Copenhagen Hochtief, in JV, is currently executing the Metro Cityringen Branch-off to Nordhavn tunnel project.