Consultancy contract confirmed on Fehmarnbelt Link 13 Feb 2020

Atkins News Release

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has signed an eight-year agreement with Danish planning company Femern A/S to provide consultancy services for the railway element of the new 18km Fehmarnbelt road and rail immersed tube link between Denmark and Germany.

Planned 18km Fehmarnbelt immersed tube link
Planned 18km Fehmarnbelt immersed tube link

Designed for speeds of up to 200km/h, the dual track line will see seven-minute journey times between Denmark and Germany. It currently takes an hour by ferry.

The Fehmarnbelt link will cross the Fehmarn Belt in the Baltic Sea to connect the Danish island of Lolland and the German island of Fehmarn. Featuring two electrified rail tracks and a four-lane motorway, it will claim to be the longest road and rail immersed tunnel in the world when completed in 2028.

Atkins will deliver multidisciplinary railway consultancy services throughout the project, which will include the track, overhead catenary system, power supply, signalling, train control system and telecommunications. Atkins will also collaborate with German engineering firm GAUFF, who will focus on the German elements of the new railway.

“We have decades of experience of working on rail projects in Denmark to bring to this project,” said Eva Rindom, Managing Director of Atkins Denmark. "These include the Copenhagen-Ringsted line, the new Cityring Metro line in Copenhagen, and the European railway traffic management signalling programme system in Denmark."


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