Considering that in the previous year, the number of new Danish subcontractors on the large tunnel project has increased by 150 percent and now accounts for well over half of the associated companies, Danish companies are doing very well in the competition to win contracts on the >Fehmarnbelt project.
The quantity of companies that currently have won contracts for the Fehmarnbelt project is a total of 274 Danish subcontractors from all over the country, while these are 160 Danish companies more compared to the same time last year, which corresponds to an increase of 150 percent.
These are the presented statistics from a calculation made by Femern A/S of the number of companies involved in the construction of the 18-kilometer-long immersed tunnel from Rødbyhavn to Puttgarden.
While the construction process on the mega project commenced in 2020, a total of 431 Danish and foreign companies have been listed as subcontractors, hence the 274 Danish companies thus account for 64 percent of the many hundreds of contracts.
According to Torben Liborius, Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry and Head of Danish Infrastructure: “The Confederation of Danish Industry is pleased that Danish companies have a strong position in the fierce competition of an international project such as the Fehmarnbelt tunnel.”
He also adds: “This is important both for the project and for the companies. By having many Danish companies on board, knowledge of Danish norms and rules is guaranteed. It shows that Danish companies are ready to solve these kinds of tasks that require cooperation across borders and cultures.”
The increasing number of contracts reflects not only a strong Danish presence but also an upward trend in activity on the major construction project.
“This is also expected to be the picture for several years to come. We expect activities on the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel to peak in the next three years. This is when the tunnel itself will be produced and built. It is also during this period that we will need most hands and most skilled companies, and it seems that Danish companies across the country are in a strong competitive position,” says Henrik Vincentsen, CEO of Femern A/S.
JMM Group in Vojens receives many orders in relation to the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel, while its crane division, Normas Cranes A/S, has a contract with the consortium FLC for the delivery of, among other things, the tower cranes for the tunnel construction site at Rødbyhavn. With the possibility of more services, Stemas A/S, another of the company’s divisions, has sold more than 150 small construction machines servicing the project.
“Overall, this is a major contract for us, which also gives us important experience for future tasks. Right now, we have 18 tower cranes working on the Fehmarnbelt project. We have also bid on a tender at FLC for another large delivery of construction machinery for the project. Naturally, we hope that we can continue the good cooperation on the project”, says Jan Koch Møller, CEO at JMM Group.