Including the design and construction of a 1.4km cut and cover road tunnel from Svanevænget across the Svanemøllehavn harbor and out to Nordhavn, the contract for Vejdirektoratet, which has €346m (US$342.5m) value and is awarded by the Danish Road Directorate in order to construct the Nordhavn Tunnel in Copenhagen, has been won by Belgian contractor Besix and MT Højgaard Denmark.
Locating 700m beneath the water, this tunnel’s works scope also covers local roads and junctions to be built in connection with it, the construction of a replacement harbor for around 600 boats in Færgehavn Nord, as well as mechanical and electrical installations and several traffic control and monitoring systems.
Additionally, Besix’s works in Latvia, Italy, The Netherlands, and Belgium are undergoing, while the delivery of Crown Princess Mary’s Bridge across Roskilde Fjord for the Danish Road Directorate was done by this company in 2019.
Providing more direct access to the urban development areas in outer and inner Nordhavn, this new tunnel is due to link Østerbro with outer Nordhavn, improve access to port activities in the area and move heavy traffic away from the rest of the road network in Østerbro.
The determined date for concluding the contract and commencing the process is mid-September, whereas the works will be carried out over 60 months.