Femern A/S' responsibilities
On September 3, 2008, Denmark and Germany signed a treaty for the construction of a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. The parliaments of the two countries will now ratify the treaty.
Under the treaty, a Danish-owned bridge company will be responsible for the planning, preparation, financing and construction of the approx. 19 km coast-coast link between Rødby in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany. The two countries will each be responsible for the financing and building of their respective landworks.
The treaty states that the link will comprise a double-track railway and a four-lane motorway. The preferred technical solution is a cable-stayed bridge with an immersed tunnel is an alternative. The final construction design and alignment will, however, not be determined until after the completion of an Environmental Impact Assessment and other authority approvals.
The aim is for the fixed link to open to traffic at the end of 2020.