Femern A/S has pre-qualified four large international consortia to compete for the task of equipping the Femern Belt tunnel between Denmark and Germany with advanced technology and electronics for DKK 5.5 billion.

The extensive tender places great demands on the consortia, as regards to the operating systems and software, as well as the physical installations in the tunnel. The control systems and software must be able to monitor and control the many electrical and mechanical installations in the tunnel and ensure efficient operation and maintenance. The contract is tendered as one complete package for approx. DKK 5.5 billion.

International consortia

Four consortia have been qualified for the next process towards the final selection for the task. These are the consortia concerned:

• - ABB-Saipem (Norway, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland)

• - Braveco (Sweden, France, Denmark, Norway)

• - Femern Technical Contractors (Austria, Germany, Netherlands,


• - SICE-Cobra (Spain, USA, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia)

Challenging technology task

"The construction of the Femern tunnel is well under way. It is time now to issue the tender for the comprehensive electrical and mechanical systems inside the tunnel itself. We are very satisfied with the consortia that have applied for this challenging technological work,”says CEO of Femern A/S, Claus F. Baunkjær.

Preliminary offer this year

As part of the tender process, Femern A/S will place specific emphasis on the bidder’s ability to incorporate green and climate-friendly solutions into the future Femern tunnel.

Femern A/S expects to receive a preliminary offer from the bidders before the end of 2021 and a final bid in the middle of 2022. Awarding of the contract is expected to take place in the autumn of 2022, with the start of the installation work at the beginning of 2023.