Doka Has Been Awarded Contract for Fehmarnbelt Tunnel
By train from Hamburg to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours – that should be possible from 2029, thanks to Denmark's biggest infrastructure project of the coming years, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel. The formwork contract for the tunnel portals of this demanding project went to Doka. Once completed, the tunnel will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world, with a total length of 18 km.
Digital visualisation of the portal and ramp to the tunnel on the Danish island of Lolland
Credit/Quelle: Femern A/S
Construction of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel is taking place on water and on land. Doka is responsible for the formwork planning and work for the tunnel portals and ramps on both the German and Danish sides. Among other things, the formwork technicians are in charge of the tunnel construction sections using the cut-and-cover method, the construction work on the entrances and exits, the portals and the ramps, as well as various construction works on land.
Once completed, the tunnel will have a four-lane motorway and a two-track railway line for electric trains. The new continuous road connection between Scandinavia and Central Europe will save transit traffic between Hamburg and Copenhagen the route via Jutland and Fyn – and thus a diversion of 160 km or two driving hours. This means not only time savings, but also less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The aim of the new rail link is also to strengthen environmentally friendly rail freight transport.
Environmental compatibility is considered a priority in the construction and operation of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel. Doka is therefore using methods and materials that have a positive effect on the environment here, as in all its projects, and has transparently reported traceable emissions data for all of the company's 6000 products.