2013/05/27 By Finn Mølsted Rasmussen
In my latest blog post I showed you an intensity plot and a movie of the large commercial ships sailing in and out of the Baltic Sea through Fehmarnbelt. But when building a tunnel across Fehmarnbelt it is also important to have knowledge about the intensity of movements with smaller local ships, such as pleasure
2013/02/06 By Finn Mølsted Rasmussen
My name is Finn Mølsted Rasmussen. I am 43 years old and Senior Project Manager in Ramboll’s department for Risk and Safety. This is my first contribution to the blog as a guest blogger. In my department we have been working with navigational safety for ships passing through Fehmarnbelt during construction and operation of the
2012/11/12 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
Right now we continue our work on preparing the tender document and technical support for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Denmark and in Germany. This time though, I will follow up on the four main contracts of the Fehmarn belt tunnel project and elaborate on the competitive dialogue described in the prequalification documents. The
2012/10/10 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
I apologise for the blog being a bit quiet for a long time. It has been a very busy period for us where we have worked on three parallel processes: Preparation of the tender document and technical support to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Denmark and in Germany.
2011/08/26 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
This blog post will pick up the underwater construction process where the last blog post left off. In the previous blog I explained how the trench was dredged, the element immersed and afterwards joined with the previously installed element; The bulkheads between the elements being removed to complete the operation.
2011/08/08 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
In 2014 the construction of the Fehmarn tunnel will commence. This post will describe how a tunnel, consisting of 79 standard elements and 10 special elements, will be immersed and assembled under water.
2011/07/21 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
Immersed tube tunnelling is an efficient engineering solution for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link. An immersed tunnel is an underwater tunnel composed of segments, constructed elsewhere and then floated to the tunnel alignment to be sunk into place and then linked together.
2011/06/08 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
I apologize for the blog being a bit quiet during the last month, but things have been rather hectic as the project is entering a new phase. The 1st of June Wim Janssen (project manager from TEC in Holland) retired and Klavs Munch Koefoed (Rambøll) replaced him.
2011/05/05 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
The overall risk objective of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is that it must be at least as safe to drive through the tunnel as it is driving on a highway in an open countryside. The tunnel has therefore been designed and has been given the status of an ordinary highway.
2011/04/15 By Susanne Kalmar Pedersen
You might never have heard of it, but some people (very few – 1-3% of the population) suffer from “tunnel phobia”. Tunnel anxiety/”tunnel phobia” is a broad popular term for a feeling that varies from real phobia