Europe's largest quarry in Jelsa in Norway supplies several million tons of stone every year. But here you can't pick up stones for Sagas Banke, as they must not be broken.

Europe's largest quarry in Jelsa in Norway supplies several million tons of stone every year. But here you can't pick up stones for Sagas Banke, as they must not be broken. Photo: Mibau Stema.

The boulder in the shoe – and on the minister’s table

Femern A/S currently has no idea where the 150,000 tons of stone that will restore the reef at Sagas Banke will come from. The Danish Democrats’ transport rapporteur will now take up the matter with the transport minister.

Femern A/S has already raised these 60 tonnes of stone from the seabed in connection with the excavation of the tunnel trench. But 150,000 tons of boulders will be hard to find.

Femern A/S has already raised these 60 tonnes of stone from the seabed in connection with the excavation of the tunnel trench. But 150,000 tons of boulders will be hard to find. Archive photo: Birgitta Andersen

Difficult to find 150,000 tons of boulders for new rock reef

Femern A/S is in the market to procure 150,000 tons of boulders to establish 42.5 hectares of reef. But the stones cannot be fished up from the seabed, and they must not come from quarries. And where will they come from?