For the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel, a temporary construction site with a small harbour will be set up both on Fehmarn and on Lolland. In contrast to Fehmarn, however, a big production facility for the casting of tunnel elements will also be established on Lolland.
Location of construction site
The construction site on Fehmarn will be located directly to the east of the existing ferry harbour and cover an area of about 2,300 m x 400 m. The equipment on the site will not go higher than 40 m and will therefore be lower than the ferries deployed on the Puttgarden-Rødby route.
Supply of materials by sea
Materials will be supplied to the construction site mainly by sea. Only about 50 trucks per day will bring supplies to the site by road. The average number of trucks on the ferries is 963 per day. So the construction site traffic is unlikely to cause any additional obstruction to traffic.
Small impact on bathing water
Femern A/S will of course take tourism concerns into account during its dredging work and ensure that the clarity of the bathing water is not spoiled by the disturbance of the sea bed, especially during the main bathing season. Extensive analyses of the currents and sediment concentrations have also shown that, after the first year of construction, there will be hardly any visible clouding of the water.
Stringent noise emission regulations
The maximum noise emission is restricted by stringent national and European regulations, all of which will of course be observed.
Construction site management
During the construction work, Femern A/S will set up site management that will secure an immediate response to any problems or disruptions that may arise during the construction work.
Area of construction site on Fehmarn