A multinational consortium made up of subsidiaries of Spanish contractor ACS has secured a contract to make the 18km-long Fehmarnbelt tunnel linking Germany and Denmark carbon neutral.
The team includes Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas (Sice), Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Moncobra.
The €530m contract includes design-and-build work on the tunnel’s ventilation, lighting and safety systems to reduce energy consumption.
Jens Ole Kaslund, technical director of the tunnel developer Femern, said: “We are building a tunnel which will not only run on 100% renewable energy but will also use the electricity supplied as efficiently as possible.
“The design-and-build contractor is required to deliver the right technical solutions for the opening in 2029 and to adapt the installations to the green technologies of the future.”