Preferred contractors for construction of the Fehmarnbelt immersed tube tunnel between Germany and Denmark have been named by project promoter Femern.
Femern has said that expects to confirm the contracts no later than mid-May this year but construction work will be postponed until the German construction permit is in place.
The preferred bidder for the immersed tube tunnel contract and the portal and ramps contract is Femern Link Contractors (FLC), which is a joint venture of Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Per Aarsleff, Wayss and Freytag Ingenieurbau, Max Bögl, CFE, Soletanche Bachy, Bam Infra and Bam International with Dredging International as subcontractor and Cowi as consultant.
FLC’s tunnel contract includes construction of the 18 km immersed tunnel tube, which consists of 89 pre-cast concrete elements, which the contract will cast at a purpose-built factory east of Rødbyhavn on the Danish side. The joint venture’s contract for the ramps and portals involves construction of road and rail connections between existing networks and the new tunnel.
The preferred bidder for the dredging and reclamation work, which involves dredging of an 18km long trench in the seabed of Fehmarnbelt, is Fehmarn Belt Contractors, which is a joint venture of Boskalis International, Hochtief Solutions, Züblin and Van Oord with Sweco providing consultancy services.
According to Femern, a total of nine consortia took part in the tender process and the preferred bidders were selected on the basis of 50% price and 50% technical solution.