Project description

The Øresund Link is 16.7 km long, and provides a direct traffic and train connection between Copenhagen and Malmö cross Øresund. The link consists of a peninsula with a length of 1km, a tunnel of 4 km, an artificial island of 4 km and a bridge of 7.7 km in length.
The tunnel is realised using the immersed tunnel method. The immersed part of the tunnel has a length of 3500 m and runs under the Drodgen Channel. The Øresund tunnel is the world’s largest concrete immersed tunnel comprising 20 immersed elements. Each is 176 m long and is made up of 8 segments of 22 m each. The tunnel has two railway tubes, two motorway tubes and an escape gallery. The outer dimensions of the cross section are 8.5m by 41.7 m.

Scope of work

Employer’s consultant for the design, tendering, detailed supervision and monitoring and all other related activities to complete the project according to the specifications.

Specification sheet 2 page(s) - 320 kb


Øresund Konsortiet

In co-operation with

Øresund Link Consultants: Rambøll Danmark, Scandia Consult AB, Sweden, Sir William Halcrow and Partners, England, TEC with Tunnel Engineering Department of the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works.

Type of project

Immersed Tunnels




Copenhagen - Malmö

Project duration

1993 - 2000

Project phase


Construction cost

Appr. € 1.815.129.000,= (excl. VAT)

Consultancy fee

Appr. € 6.807.000,= (excl. VAT)