Fugro has been awarded the Geotechnical Verification Investigations 2015 programme by Femern, owner of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project.
The planned 18 kilometre-long immersed tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany as part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, one of the EU’s nine priority network corridors. Detailed knowledge of the subsurface soil properties is key for the proper design and execution of this challenging tunnel construction.
Fugro will deploy two jack-up rigs in the Fehmarnbelt seaway between the Danish island of Lolland and Fehmarn on Germany’s Baltic coast. In July 2015 Fugro’s geotechnical team will perform down-hole CPT (cone penetration testing), drilling and geotechnical laboratory work in water depths between 3 and 10 metres. The 2015 investigation campaign follows previous geotechnical studies carried out by the company in 2009 and 2010.
“We were happy with the survey provided by Fugro on the investigation programme in 2009-10 and we look forward to working with Fugro again in 2015,” said Villads Engstrøm, Project Manager at Femern A/S. “The independent advice provided to us by Fugro is essential for the design and execution of this important construction project.”
“Fugro’s tailored technical solution and cost-effective execution were significant factors in securing this site characterisation project,” added Dr Michael Neuhaus of Fugro’s Geotechnical Division. “This large infrastructure development project presents considerable opportunities for Fugro to bid for geotechnical and survey work during the construction phase.”