Fehmarnbelt Tunnel to Link  

Danish Capital Region with Central Europe

2015.08.07

Construction of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel is scheduled to begin next year, linking Scandinavia with northern Germany and providing new development opportunities for all of northern Europe. When completed, it will be the world’s longest combined road and rail tunnel.

Femern tunnel

Since the 1930s, Danish politicians and engineers have dreamt of a “beeline” connecting the capital city of Copenhagen and the German city of Hamburg.

This dream of a direct and fast link between the two cities is approaching realisation, as the Fehmarn Belt project will soon break ground, creating new development opportunities for all of northern Europe. The 18km Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be the world’s longest combined road and rail tunnel.

New Competitive Region

Danish, German and international companies considering investing or establishing operations in the region will benefit greatly from the coming link. The tunnel will both facilitate employees’ travel between Scandinavia and central Europe, the freight of goods and aid companies’ recruitment processes.

The fixed link closes a gap between the Scandinavian and European rail networks, in the future, trains and cars will be able to avoid the 160 km longer detour via the Great Belt. This will create a strong transport corridor between the Øresund region in Denmark/Sweden and Hamburg in Germany, allowing a new greater and more competitive region – the Fehmarnbelt region – to emerge.

Read more in the latest edition of Focus Denmark and on http://www.femern.com/

If you are interested in learning more about business opportunities generated by Danish construction projects such as the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, please contact project manager Sebastian Lykke Møller at sebamo@um.dk.

 

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