Blue Water Shipping’s Port Services for Fehmarn Belt project
The installation of the 18-kilometre tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden on the German island of Fehmarn is now in progress. On the Danish side, the main construction phase is proceeding with preparation of the seabed and tunnel ramps. In the meantime, a work harbour is being built wherefrom casting of tunnel elements will take place and construction materials will be shipped in.
The project has been relevant for Blue Water for 10 years, so we are looking forward to getting on with business. The delay is caused by objections from both German and Danish side, which have put the project on hold several times, because the objections had to be legally processed in both countries.
Blue Water is locally present, and with our knowledge of the area and a solid network, we offer port services to suppliers and partners of the project. Among other things, we can deliver solutions within port agency, crew change, stevedoring, transport and logistics solutions.
We are open for new business. As always, local knowledge forms the foundation for our business, and that is why we can create unique solutions. We are pleased to be a part of this phenomenal project”, says Søren Stougaard, General Manager Blue Water.
Blue Water provides flexible warehousing and logistics solutions on the Danish side. We offer 6,000 m2 warehouse of which 2,000 m2 are heated. In addition, we have 1,200 m2 open facilities under roof and 20,000 m2 fenced outdoor area.
In 2011, Blue Water established Femern Belt Services and the network Femern Belt Suppliers in partnership with three other companies. Today, Femern Belt Suppliers is administrated by Business Lolland Falster. Moreover, Blue Water is part of the network’s board of directors.
The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link is so far the greatest and most expensive construction project in Denmark, and it is expected to be completed in 2029. It will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel for both cars and trains, and it will take 10 minutes by car and 7 minutes by train between Denmark and Germany. The tunnel is to be operated climate friendly by green power and with focus on energy efficiency and future-proof solutions.
Featured Title photograph Courtesy of Femern A/S