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Fehmarnbelt tunnel update


On the 28.12.2018 the Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein announced that the planned approval for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is ready to be signed. In accordance with German regulations, Femern A/S has 14 days to review the approval before can be signed. During this process, only minor editorial changes may be made. The approval means that agreement has now been reached between the German authorities and Femern A/S on how to construct the tunnel. 

The actual plan approval is a legal document of more than 1,000 pages. It is based on the 14,000-page application prepared by Femern A/S and LBV Lübeck in cooperation with German experts. The application has been through two major public rounds of consultation since it was submitted for the first time in the autumn of 2013. It takes into account both local interests and German and EU legislation in areas such as environment and safety. The German plan may be appealed and sent to the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig. German legal proceedings will determine when construction can begin on the German side.


Most of the Fehmarnbelt construction work will take place on the Danish side in Rødbyhavn, where the largescale factory and work area for the production of the 70,000 t tunnel elements will be located. For further information click here and dk/14 for the tunnelbuilder archive. Visit http://femern.com/en. 01/19.