Fehmarnbelt tunnel, the biggest infrastructure project in Denmark and one of the most ambitious in Europe, will become the world’s longest immerse rail & road tunnel thanks to its length (18 km). It will connect Scandinavia and continental Europe through a green corridor that will reduce the travel time between Denmark and Germany to just seven minutes by train and ten minutes by car.
The Spanish consortium conformed by the companies SICE and COBRA has been awarded the project for the Design and Construction of the electromechanical installations in Fehmarnbelt tunnel for over 500 million EUR.
This Design & Build contract will include the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance of the electromechanical systems in the five tubes of the tunnel (two for highway road, two for high-speed rail, and one for the service gallery) over the next six years. The scope of the contract includes the technology behind the MEICA systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control & Automation).
This award becomes one of the biggest contracts within this line of work in the history of both companies and will position both SICE and COBRA at the leading edge of technology.