The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a permanent and direct road and rail connection between Scandinavia and continental Europe crossing the 20 kilometre wide waters of the Fehmarnbelt and is expected to bring economic benefits to the entire region around the Fehmarnbelt.

The Link will run from Rødbyhavn in Denmark to Puttgarden in Germany next to the existing ferry connection. The opening of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will reduce travel time with 30 minutes eliminating the time spent on embarking, disembarking and waiting for ferries. The rail connection is part of the European TEN rail network and will reduce the travel distance with some 120 kilometre.


The immersed tunnel design team comprises a joint venture between Ramboll, Arup and TEC and after the design competition was commissioned they deliver the design, approval, procurement and supervision services. The main scope of work is to develop and realize a state-of-the-art immersed tunnel, which is sound and robust with respect to construction as well as operation and maintenance for a period of 120 years, backed up by solid cost estimates and technical and aesthetical evaluations.

Specification sheet 3 page(s) - 275 kB


Femern A/S

In co-operation with

Ramboll; Arup

Type of project

Immersed Tunnels





Project duration

2009 - 2021

Project phase

Conceptual Design, Plan Approval Design, Illustrative Design, Preparation of Tender Documents, Cost Estimations, Competitive Dialogue, Review of Detailed Design and Construction Quality Supervision

Construction cost

Approx. € 4 billion

Consultancy fee

Appr. € 15 million (TEC share until mid 2015)