Sund & Bælt Holding A/S is owned by the Danish Ministry of transport and is the mother company for A/S Storebælt, A/S Øresund, A/S Femern, Sund og Bælt Partner A/S and Brobizz A/S. Concurrent Sund & Bælt Holding A/S is the operating company for A/S Storebælt and A/S Øresund.
State actors (national level)
(Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs Germany)
The German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs is responsible for the construction of the hinterland infrastructure of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link in Germany agreed upon in the treaty with Denmark.
(Ministry of Transport Denmark)
The Ministry of Transport Denmark is comprised of one department and a number of authorities, directorates and other institutions working with the following areas of the transport sector: roads and traffic, fixed links, railways, public transport, ports and air traffic.
State actors (regional and local level)
(Government of Schleswig-Holstein)
The government and their subordinate agencies play a central role in the preparation and execution of the required approval processes for the fixed link and its hinterland connections.
(County of East Holstein)
The Ostholstein region will be directly affected by the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link. The regional government is therefore intensively involved in planning and supports international cooperation by means of different projects and initiatives.
(City of Fehmarn)
Since the city of Fehmarn will be directly affected by the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link, it has been involved with the project and its possible effects on the island for many years.
Region Zealand has a central role as ‘bridge builder’ in the regional development programme. In cooperation with a network of private and public organisations, Region Zealand works towards making the region a good place to live, work, go to school and spend leisure time in.
Lolland Municipality was formed with the amalgamation of seven smaller municipalities Holeby, Højreby, Naksov, Ravnsborg, Rudbjerg and Rødby. The Municipality administrates the social, cultural and environmental sectors.
Information on the hinterland infrastructure
The German rail company Deutsche Bahn AG is responsible for the planning and construction of the rail connection of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link in Germany. Their website provides comprehensive information about the project.
(State Company for Road Construction and Transport of Schleswig-Holstein)
The State Company for Road Construction and Transport is responisble for the planning and construction of the road hinterland infrastructure in Germany.
Information on the Danish hinterland infrastructure
Rail Net Denmark Railway Development is responsible for the planning of railway infrastructure in Denmark and is thus in charge of initial project design and research in connection with upcoming civil engineering projects. This includes contact with authorities, dialogue with the public and formulating the decision-making basis for political processes.
(Danish Road Directorate)
The Danish Road Directorate has direct responsibility for the planning, construction, operation and upkeep of the national road network.
Cooperations and initiatives in the Fehmarnbelt region
The regions of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Zealand, the capital city region of Copenhagen and Scania have jointly formed the STRING venture in order to strengthen cooperation in the region.
(in Danish and German)
The Fehmarnbelt Business Council is a group of different business organisations from Germany, Denmark and Sweden, with the goal of supporting international cooperation in the Fehmarnbelt region.
The Femern Bælt Development Fund is an organisation that provides information on the tourism and business opportunities that the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link will bring to the Zealand region.
Entrepreneurs from the region between Hamburg and the Fehmarnbelt have joined together into Hansebelt in order to work together to strengthen the economic development of the region.
(in German and Danish)
The Fehmarnbelt-Portal is an initiative of the Fehmarnbelt Büro Kreis Ostholstein and the Fonden Femern Belt Development. The website contains a wide variety of information on the Fehmarnbelt region.
(in German and Danish)
Destination Fehmarnbelt is an EU INTERREG project that aims to promote the Fehmarnbelt region as a transborder destination for leisure and business tourism for both Danish and German visitors. The project partners responsible are Ostsee-Holstein-Tourismus e.V. and Østdansk Turisme.
Femern Belt Logistics has created a logistical platform to establish multiple strong networks of cooperation in the logistics sector and identify cooperation possibilities in the Femern Belt region as a direct result of the fixed link expected to be ready in 2021.
The Femern Belt Logistics will ensure that the fixed link - when ready in 2021 - will be the logi(sti)cal gateway to and from the continent.
The Dialogue Forum was established in 2011 by the federal state government of Schleswig-Holstein. Its task is to follow, in a transparent manner, the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project and the landworks on the German side and to create a means of citizen participation through the exchange of information between members. In addition to the project proponents, the federal state government and the Ostholstein District, the Dialogue Forum includes representatives of various local and regional players such as citizens' initiatives, municipalities and cities, chambers of commerce, trade unions, business and farmers' associations and tourist boards.
The local newspaper Fehmarnsches Tageblatt has covered the project in detail for several years now.
In 2002, the Fehmarnbelt Development Joint Venture carried out an Enquiry of Commercial Interest on the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link at the request of the German and Danish Transport Ministries.
(Action Alliance against a Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link)
The Action Alliance against a Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link has been dealing with the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link for several years now.
The project is covered on the website of NABU Wallnau.
The Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Rambøll is involved in the technical planning of the immersed tunnel under the Fehmarnbelt. On this blog, engineer Susanne Kalmar Pedersen regularly provides readers with noteworthy information about the tunnel’s design and construction.