FEMERN AS, the company overseeing the construction of the 18km Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany, has published a tender worth around €750m to install the electrical systems through the tunnel.

Construction of the tunnel, which will carry a four-lane road, a double-track electrified railway line and a maintenance and evacuation corridor from Puttgarden on the island of Fehmarn to Rødby on the Danish island of Lolland, began in January

The turnkey contract also includes the ventilation, lighting and safety systems along with maintenance.  

Femern AS says the electricity for the tunnel will be renewably generated, and the electrical transmission system must be as energy efficient as possible and future-proof.  

“High mobility and energy efficiency are important elements in our work to make the Fehmarn tunnel an attractive connection between Denmark and Germany,” says Femern AS CEO, Mr Claus Baunkjær. “In the new tender, we focus on the immersed tunnel being prepared for the utilisation of new technologies and service of the various green modes of transport of the future.”  

Femern AS will complete the tender and pre-qualification process in 2021, with the contract expected to be awarded in 2022-23. 

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