Femern Belt Development has key relations to and collaborates with a wide range of central actors, both in Denmark and in Germany, whose key interest is in the Femern Belt Link and Femern Belt region. 

Femern Belt Committee is a cross-border Danish-German political collaboration. The committee aims for an integrated Femern Belt region.

Building Contractors

  • Femern A/S is owned by the Danish State and is the building contractor for the Femern Belt tunnel. The company headquarters are in Copenhagen with offices in Rødbyhavn (DK), Burg (D), Hamburg and Berlin.
  • The Danish Ministry of Transport owns Sound and Belt A/S (Sund og Bælt A/S), which is the parent company of Femern A/S.  
  • The Danish Road Directorate is responsible for the construction of the new Storstrøm Bridge.
  • A/S Femern Landanlæg is the building contractor with overall responsibility for the construction of the Ringsted-Femern railway.
  • Banedanmark (Danish Rail) is responsible for the planning of the overall railway infrastructure in Denmark.

Entrepreneur consortia

  • Femern Link Contractors (FLC) is constructing the tunnel, the portals and ramps.
  • Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC) is carrying out all maritime excavation and the establishment of reclaimed land and areas of new nature.


  • Lolland Municipality is the authority accommodating the production facility for the tunnel elements for the Femern Belt Link.
  • Femern Agency is the service authority for Femern construction workforces.

National organisations

  • The Danish Board of Business Development (DEB) works to create value for Danish companies, and will initiate a lighthouse project in 2022 to ensure growth and development in Eastern Denmark.
  • Work in Denmark is a part of the Danish Ministry of Employment and aims to help Danish companies find highly qualified foreign employees
  • The local authority center in Rødbyhavn houses the authorities that control the Fehmarn project; the Danish Working Environment Authority (DWEA), the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Tax Agency (SKAT).

Regional organisations

  • Region Zealand is focused on creating growth and development in the region.
  • Copenhagen Capacity works with localisation and support for companies wishing to establish a base in Copenhagen or on Zealand.
  • Erhvervshus Sjælland (Business House Zealand) advises companies regarding development and growth.

Business Advisors

  • Business Lolland-Falster
  • Faxe Business Council
  • Stevns Business Council
  • Vordingborg Business
  • Slagelse Business Council
  • Næstved Development Company
  • Connect Køge 
  • Svendborg Business Council
  • Langeland Tourist and Business Association

Branch organisations

  • Danish Industry is a national business organisation that represents the interests of Danish companies; advising and coordinating networks.
  • Danish Builders is a national business organisation, which represents the interests of Danish companies in the building sector.
  • 3F is Denmark’s largest employment association/union with members from many different branches.

Educational institutions

  • DTU, Denmark’s Technical University is an independent university offering education, research, research-based consultancy and innovation.
  • Roskilde University (RUC) is a university that contributes to experimental and innovative forms of education and knowledge generation.
  • Syddansk University (SDU) has 5 faculties with more than 27.000 students; on the main campus in Odense as well as regional campus’ in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg.
  • CELF educational colleges can be found in Nakskov, Maribo and Nykøbing F. They offer a wide range of business courses, a business college (HHX) and technical college (HTX). CELF offers skill improvement and educational courses for employees and for those seeking jobs.
  • Zealand Business College (ZBC) is one of the largest business schools in Denmark and Zealand’s largest educational college, with 8 faculties in all across the region.
  • EUC Sjælland can offer more than 20 different college educations and a wide range of professional educational courses (AMU) from their departments in Køge, Haslev, Vordingborg and Næstved.
  • VUC (Adult Education Centre) Storstrøm offers standard, skills improvement educational courses in 6 towns in Region Zealand: Faxe, Vordingborg, Næstved, Nykøbing F., Nakskov and Maribo.
  • SIMAC Svendborg is one of Denmark’s leading maritime educational facilities. SIMAC offers 3 bachelor-level courses.
  • “Zealand”, Zealand’s Business Academy, offers further education, both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Key Relations with German organisations

  • HanseBelt e.V. focuses on developing and improving the framework conditions in the Femern Region, e.g., financial development, educational development and infrastructure. More than 100 of the largest companies in Ostholstein are members of this organisation.
  • IHK Zu Lübeck is a business advisory organisation that makes the connection between business actors and politicians in Northern Germany.
  • Kreis Ostholstein works with, amongst other things, projects and initiatives to increase the gains from the coming connection under the Femern Belt.
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Lübeck GmbH is a business organisation for industry, the service profession and institutions in the Lübeck area.
  • Entwicklungsgesellschaft Ostholstein is a development organisation supporting companies and municipalities in Ostholstein.
  • The Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin has excellent knowledge and insight into development and trends in Germany.

Cross-border organisations

  • STRING aims to strengthen the collaboration between the German regions of Schleswig-Holstein, the Danish regions of Zealand and the Capital Region of Copenhagen, the Swedish regions of Skåne, Halland and Western Gotland, as well as the Norwegian region of Viken.
  • Fehmarnbelt Business Council is an association of business organisations in Southern Sweden, Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in Germany, whose mission is to promote business collaboration in the Femern Belt Region.

Femern Belt Development has good relations with more than 450 companies in Region Zealand.

International companies and consortia
Femern Belt Development is in regular contact with international companies that are interested in the large building constructions of Eastern Denmark.

Foreign representation in Denmark

Femern Belt Development has excellent relations with the following embassies:

  • The Czech Republic Embassy in Copenhagen
  • The British Embassy in Copenhagen
  • The Swedish Embassy in Copenhagen
  • The Netherlands Embassy in Copenhagen