The Danish Parliament adopts the Construction Act for the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt
Fermern.com – 29/04/15
On 28 April 2015, the Danish Parliament adopted the proposed Construction Act for the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and the Danish landworks. The Fehmarnbelt fixed link will comprise an 18 km immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn on Lolland and Puttgarden on the German island of Fehmarn. In addition is the upgrading of the rail line between Rødbyhavn and Ringsted, which will be expanded by two electrified rail tracks allowing for speeds of up to 200 km/h. With the Fehmarnbelt link, travel time between Copenhagen and Hamburg will be reduced by around 2.5 hours. Both the immersed tunnel and the upgrading of the Danish landworks will be financed by users of the fixed link. The Construction Act means that the state-owned companies, Femern A/S and A/S Femern Landanlæg are authorised to construct and operate a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and associated landworks in Denmark respectively. The Construction Act constitutes final environmental approval of the project in Denmark.