Doka wins contract for Fehmarnbelt project
By Catrin Jones15 November 2022
Doka has been awarded the contract to provide formwork on the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project in Germany. Upon completion, the project will be the world’s largest immersed tunnel for road and rail traffic.
An important element in the green transition for the European transport sector, the link will be an 18km immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn on Lolland in Denmark, and Puttgarden on Fehmarn in Germany.
Doka says it will be responsible for the construction of the tunnel entrances and ramps on both the Danish and German sides.
The scope of work includes the construction of cut-and-cover parts of the tunnel, the buildings at the entrances and exits, and the ramps, as well as light attenuation of the tunnel, various structures, and landside civil work.
Robert Hauser, CEO Doka, said, “Sustainability is positioned at the heart of this project. It is determining the way in which the tunnel is constructed, and will be the framework for operations when the tunnel is finished. This approach only works if you have partners who share the same mindset.
“We are very pleased to be able to apply our expertise as a global leader in formwork construction for such a significant infrastructure project in the European transport network.”
The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project is expected to open in 2029.