Ramboll has won a contract to undertake the planning and design for a new road tunnel in the North Harbour area of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 1km-long Nordhavnstunnel will connect with the tunnel on the Nordhavnsvej project, which is currently under construction, with the North Harbour area to improve traffic flow in the area.
Ramboll has been chosen as the main advisor on the project, while Cowi will provide advice in connection to the environmental impacts of the project.
Over the next four to five years, Ramboll will undertake an environmental impact assessment followed by a tendering design process for the chosen solution as well as supervision during construction. The study will also include a study of a bicycle tunnel running in parallel with the road tunnel.
“The construction of the project is placed in an area with many affected parties such as neighbours and the many users of the Svanemølle Harbour,” said Ramboll Infrastructure and Transport senior project director Klavs Koefoed. “It is therefore vital that our design contains solutions which can minimise the inconvenience for the users of the area, while construction is underway.”
Ramboll has said it will work with aesthetic consultant Schønherr and Netherlands-based TEC to look at immersed tunnel solutions.