News from the Fehmarnbelt region

The Fehmarnbelt fixed link is slowly but surely taking shape. Since the positive decision from the federal administrative court in Leipzig in November 2020, the tunnel has green light also on the German side of the belt (https://fbbc.eu/en/the-federal-administrative-court-clears-the-way-for-the-fehmarnbelt-tunnel/). On the Danish side, a virtual ground breaking took place beginning of January, with Pat Cox (EU coordinator for the Scandinavian Mediterranean corridor), Benny Engelbrecht (Danish Minister for Transport) and Bernd Buchholz (Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism in Schleswig-Holstein). The factory for the tunnel elements is now open:


The construction site in Rødbyhavn is taking shape. Construction of the work harbour has been underway off the coast of Lolland since June 2020, and the future coastline as well as the outline of the Danish tunnel portal are already clearly visible:

The outline of the tunnel mouth is already visible at Rødbyhavn on the island of Lolland. (c) Femern A/S

Good news also from the FBBC: our website has been relaunched! A fresh breeze not only at the Fehmarnbelt but also in the digital world. Together with local agency Hansolu from Lübeck, we have been working on a digital restart. We want to keep you updated about the Fehmarnbelt project, background information as well as position papers and current events.

Great events are often foreshadowed: due to the corona pandemic, the Fehmarnbelt Days were postponed from May 2020 to May 2021. The festival still won’t take place, but the conference will be streamed live from Weissenhäuser Strand in Ostholstein on Monday, May 31. After the start of construction on the Danish side and initiation of works on the German side, there is high interest in cross-border exchange within the region between Hamburg and Oslo. This is why the Fehmarnbelt Days will take place as a hybrid event for the very first time. More information at http://www.fehmarnbeltdays.com.