Integration underway

If you connect nothing with nothing, you get nothing. If you connect Lolland with Fehmarn, you get a direct corridor between Hamburg and Oslo and create a coherent Europe from the North Cape to Gibraltar. This makes the Fehmarn Belt region a central hub, and the potential cannot be overestimated if you ask Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Transport and Business, Claus Ruhe Madsen.

But what actually happens to a tiny urban community in southern Lolland when it suddenly becomes the center instead of the outskirts? That is what a group of geography students from Roskilde University wants to find out by going to Rødbyhavn.

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Bernt Hertz Jensen

Danish-German transport minister wants to integrate the Fehmarnbelt region

The Fehmarn project is about creating an attractive business region for the whole of Europe across the Fehmarn Belt, says Claus Ruhe Madsen, Minister for Business, Traffic, Tourism and Economic Affairs in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

VTS Fehmarn takes care of ship traffic during tunnel construction

The Fehmarn Belt is one of Denmark’s most traveled waters. Therefore, a special monitoring center has been set up to ensure that shipping traffic does not come into conflict with the tunnel construction.

Elecnor’s winning bid was slightly cheaper but no better

Spanish Elecnor won the contract to build the transformer station for the Fehmarntunnel with an offer of almost 41 million euros. The competitor, Siemens-Aarsleff, offered just under 45 million – but scored higher on quality.

New transport spokesperson will have more focus on quality

Enhedslist’s new transport spokesperson will place more emphasis on quality and less on price when the state offers large contracts.

End of tap water for the element factory after the tunnel project

Groundwater reserves on Lolland are under such pressure that preservation of the element factory requires that it can produce with gray water. Lolland Municipality writes this in a consultation response.

Hydrogen corridor from Hamburg to Oslo

A fixed connection between Fehmarn and Lolland will increase truck traffic in the corridor from Hamburg to Oslo. The many trucks must run on hydrogen, and work is now being started to get hydrogen filling stations on the map.

Students investigate: How does the construction affect Rødbyhavn?

16 students from Roskilde University are moving to Lolland to investigate, what effects mega-construction sites have on a small community.

Fehmarn workers must be careful in the cold

Femern A/S has launched a campaign to remind the tunnel workers to take care of themselves in the winter cold.

FLC orders steel from Funen for millions

Ib Andresen Industri has entered into a historically large agreement for the processing, welding and delivery of steel for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. The order represents a value of a huge price tag of millions of euros.

Italy’s new government reconsiders giant bridge to Sicily

Italy’s government is considering reviving plans to build a five-kilometer bridge to Sicily. The bridge will have a span of 3.3 kilometres.