Conditional contracts mean that final and binding contracts will be signed with the successful contractors, but that construction work will be postponed until the German construction permit is in place. The contracts are valid until the end of 2019 with the option to renegotiate at that time.
Once the final conditions for conditional contracts are settled satisfactorily between Femern A/S and the winning contractors, the company will present the results to the Minister of Transport- and Building before the contracts are signed in May 2016.
The world's longest immersed road and rail tunnel
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will connect Eastern Denmark and Germany and will be the world's longest immersed road and rail tunnel. The fixed immersed tunnel link across the Fehmarnbelt will be more than 18km long and carry a four-lane motorway alongside a twin track-electrified railway.
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link tender consisted of four contracts: the tunnel north, the tunnel south, tunnel dredging and reclamation and the tunnel portals and ramps. The Fehmarn Belt Contractors consortium is the preferred bidder for the tunnel dredging & reclamation contract. The contract is conditional to obtaining the outstanding environmental permits that have yet to be issued by the German authorities. To the best of the company's knowledge, these permits are not expected to be issued before 2017.
More illustrations and videos on the Fehmarnbelt project are available at www.femern.com .
The preferred bidder for the immersed tunnel including the tunnel factory:
Femern Link Contractors (FLC)Contractors: VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. (France)Per Aarsleff A/S (Denmark)Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany)Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)CFE SA (Belgium)Solétance-Bachy International S.A.S. (France)BAM Infra B.V. (Netherlands)BAM international B.V. (Netherlands)Sub-contractor: Dredging International N.V. (Belgium)Consultant: COWI A/S (Denmark)
The preferred bidder for portals and ramps:
Femern Link Contractors (FLC)
Per Aarsleff A/S (Denmark)
VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. (France)
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany)
Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG (Germany)
CFE SA (Belgium)
Solétance-Bachy International S.A.S. (France)
BAM Infra B.V. (Netherlands)
BAM international B.V. (Netherlands)
COWI A/S (Denmark)
The preferred bidder for dredging and reclamation:
Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC)
Boskalis International B.V. (Netherlands)
HOCHTIEF Solutions AG (Germany)
Ed. Züblin AG (Germany)
Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V. (Netherlands)