Rail connection for Fehmarn Belt crossing
The 19 kilometer long Baltic Sea crossing across the Fehmarn Belt is the closest connection between Central Europe and Scandinavia. The German island of Fehmarn is to be connected to the Danish island of Lolland by means of an immersed tunnel for road and rail traffic. The Danish project company Femern A/S is realizing the entire project, which also includes a resilient rail connection on the German and Danish sides.
DB Netz AG is planning and implementing the approximately 160 km long rail link to the Fehmarn Belt crossing on the German side, which extends from Lübeck to Puttgarden in the north of Fehmarn. This line is now to be double-tracked, partially rebuilt and electrified.
The aim of all these measures is to be able to cope with the steadily increasing traffic through Europe in a long-term and sustainable manner.
OBERMEYER was commissioned by DB Netz AG in engineering consortium with Ramboll and Arcadis with the processing of the planning approval sections 1.1. (Bad Schwartau urban area) and 1.2. (free section between Bad Schwartau and Haffkrug).
Within the "IG FBQ Bad-Schwartau-Haffkrug", as the engineering consortium is called, OBERMEYER will assume the technical lead and the overall project management. The contract also includes parts of the planning trades rail, road and engineering structures as well as structural planning and planning within the technical equipment.
OBERMEYER was involved in the planning of the Fehmarnbelt project at an early stage: in 2011 with draft plans, later, among other things, with the comparison of variants for the Fehmarnsud crossing between Schleswig-Holstein in Germany and the Fehmarn island. This connection will also be realized as an immersed tunnel
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