The construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt is taking shape and a new milestone has just been passed; on May 3rd, Femern Link Contractors (FLC) received the final environmental approval that enables them to proceed with the building of the tunnel element factory at Rødbyhavn. Subsequently, the tunnel elements for the tunnel will be able to be produced, informs Lolland Municipality.
With the environmental approval, a large assignment has been completed and Lolland Mayor, Holger Schou Rasmussen, is pleased with the result:
“It is a comprehensive process to handle an environmental approval of such a large construction, and we as a municipality and local authority have naturally had a great focus on ensuring that all rules have been complied with and all requirements have been met. There are very few other Danish municipalities that have been set a similar task before, and we are therefore both proud and happy that we have crossed the finish line - and with a result that we can all be very satisfied with,” he says.
The construction owner, Femern A/S, is also pleased that yet another step in the process has been completed:
“The professional collaboration between Lolland Municipality and the contractors on the complex authorization and permits is crucial for us to be able to live up to our aims of both high-level responsibility and efficiency during the construction of the world's longest immersed tunnel. We are therefore very pleased with the collaboration we have with Lolland Municipality on this large task," says Claus F. Baunkjær, CEO of Femern A/S.
The environmental approval regulates the area around the factory and covers an area of approximately 1.5 square kilometers. A large part of this area is covered by large halls.
See the full environmental approval here