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16 okt 2009 | Press release: Grontmij | Carl Bro to Advice the Danish Public Transport Authority on Railway Land Plant to Fehmarn Belt 

The Public Transport Authority has just commissioned Grontmij | Carl Bro to act as developer's consultant on the Danish railway land plants for the fixed link across Fehmarn Belt. The first task will be to plan and implement the tendering process concerning the technical consultancy contracts and, next, to follow up on the technical and environmental analyses constituting the foundation for the environmental hearing taking place in the spring of 2011.
 

The establishment of a fixed link between Denmark and Germany across Fehmarn Belt, will require an upgrade of the Danish land plants to Rødbyhavn. The Public Transport Authority is responsible for the initial project work concerning the various plants – such as for instance the electrification and doubling of the track from Ringsted to a place near Rødbyhavn; and, also, the Kastrup Station (Copenhagen Airport) capacity will require improvement.

Passengers can look forward to reduced travel times
The Public Transport Authority has appointed Grontmij | Carl Bro as developer's consultant, and – together with the two sub-consultants, Møller & Grønborg, architects & planners, and Swedish Vectura Consulting – the company will be part of the Public Transport Authority's organisation till 2012.

”The project which Grontmij | Carl Bro thus have become part of is a comprehensive and extremely exiting one. In close cooperation with client and subconsultants, our broadly composed project team will be required to upgrade the railway section to Rødbyhavn – where the Fehmarn-Belt link takes its point of departure. An upgrade of the land plants will mean a series of benefits; for example passengers on Sealand will come to experience considerably reduced travel times on the Copenhagen-Hamburg section. Moreover, this upgrade will also entail availability of free traffic-related capacity across the Great Belt and, hence, leave room for more non-stop passenger trains", states Grontmij | Carl Bro Department Head, Erik Haldbæk.

Erik Haldbæk further emphasises that the forthcoming environmental-hearing processes will constitute a central and challenging element of the project. At an early stage, the citizens will have the opportunity to put forward desires and potential concerns; and, later on, the project organisation will be responsible for reconciling this input with political requirements.

Many professional competences in play
Arne Buhl Petersen, Grontmij | Carl Bro Business Unit Director, is looking forward to this multi-disciplinary assignment:

”I am very satisfied that this project offers an opportunity to further develop the knowledge we gained in connection with the recent years' work on the Copenhagen-Ringsted project and thus it will contribute to a further strengthening of our competencies within the railway field. Also, we are very pleased that, once again, an important Danish project offers us an opportunity to contribute with our capacity for multidisciplinary work and for bringing a diversity of competences in play.”




For more information:
Erik Haldbæk, Department Head, Grontmij | Carl Bro, telephone +45 2723 6055, e-mail erik.haldbaek@grontmij-carlbro.dk

Arne Buhl Petersen, Business Unit Director, Grontmij | Carl Bro, telephone +45. 2723 6503, e-mail ArneBuhl.Petersen@grontmij-carlbro.dk

Lasse Bjerre, PR Manager, Grontmij | Carl Bro, telephone +45 2723 6961, e-mail Lasse.Bjerre@grontmij-carlbro.dk

Contact
Christian Malling Christian Malling
Director Communications
+45 4348 4454
Arne Buhl Petersen Arne Buhl Petersen
Teknisk direktør
+45 4348 6503
Erik Haldbæk
Department Head
+45 4348 6055

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