Germany - Major contractor of Femern tunnel seeking suppliers of vessels for bulk transportation

Mon, 20 January 2014

On September 3, 2008, Denmark and Germany signed a treaty for the construction of a fixed link across the Femernbelt – the project is known as the Femernbelt Fixed Link.

The treaty states that the link will comprise of a double-track railway and a four-lane motorway. After an Environmental Impact Assessment it was decided that the link will be by way of an immersed tunnel that will connect the German offshore island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland. The tunnel will lie in the Femernbelt in the Baltic Sea – 18 km wide – providing a direct link by rail and highway between northern Germany and the Danish island of Lolland, thence to Zealand and thence via the Øresund Bridge to Malmo in Sweden. Fehmarn Island is already connected by bridge with the German mainland, and Lolland is already connected by bridge with Zealand. Construction of The Femern Belt Fixed Link will allow more direct transport to Denmark, Sweden and Norway from Germany and vice versa.

Our client - a leading international construction service provider and main contractor for one of the prequalified consortia bidding for the four civil structure works contracts - have high regard for UK marine companies andwould encourage UK firms supplying (either for rental or buying) vessels for bulk transportation of building materials (i.e. cement, aggregates, sand, steel) to work with them on this project.

The vessels should be self-discharging, can have capacities (for concrete up to 15 000 mt). Also need of tugs and fire boats.

In this regard our client stated that they are looking for highly professional companies ideally with an international track record.

Opportunity Type: Major Projects

Response deadline: 17/04/2014

Deadline: 30/04/2014

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