FEHMARNBELT contract awarded to Give Steel A/S, bringing jobs to Jutland and apprenticeships for socially challenged youngsters

Give Steel will supply steel structures for the new tunnel element factory where the concrete elements for the Fehmarnbelt link will be produced. The order brings jobs to Jutland and apprenticeships for socially challenged young people

Production halls at Rødby harbour may not sound particularly awe-inspiring. But when you consider the well over 8,000 tons of steel structures comprised of more than 20,000 steel frames, columns and beams, you realise that this project is actually quite remarkable. Not least because the project will create more jobs in Jutland and apprenticeships for socially challenged young people on the fringes of the labour market.

Joint Venture company Femern Link Contractors (FLC) responsible for the design and construction of the immersed tunnel for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel has decided to order Danish-produced steel structures from Give Steel A/S.

The turnkey contract includes subcontractor tasks such as façade cladding, roof, etc. All subcontracting agreements are well advanced and in process.

Creating Danish workplaces and apprenticeships for socially challenged young people

With this large order for Give Steel, the FEHMARNBELT project will create more jobs in Denmark, and Jutland in particular. In connection with the contract, Give Steel has also agreed with Lolland Municipality to create apprenticeships for socially challenged young people in Lolland Municipality that will allow them to qualify in a trade at our factory in Brande. The factory already has 30 apprenticeships for young people with and without special challenges. According to CEO of Give Steel A/S, Torben Larsen:

“All steel structures for the project in Rødby will be produced in Brande and I am pleased that the FEHMARNBELT project will help us not only to keep existing jobs in Denmark, but to create new Danish jobs too. The FEHMARNBELT link is such a massive construction project that it should benefit the whole of Denmark. In relation to apprenticeships, we have entered into an agreement with Lolland Municipality to create apprenticeships for particularly at-risk young people from Lolland here at the factory in Brande. As a company, we have good experience of giving young people on the fringes of the labour market a chance to learn a trade. This is part of our DNA. This order thus also gave us the opportunity to leave a positive social footprint, which is one of the clear goals of our sustainability strategy.”

The tunnel element factory will produce its first Fehmarnbelt tunnel element towards the end of 2023 and the last one in the second half of 2026. The 18 km long Fehmarnbelt tunnel is expected to be completed in mid-2029 and will reduce travel times between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.

Illustration: Femern A/S

ABOUT THE IMMERSED TUNNEL AND THE TUNNEL FACTORY

Consortium: Femern Link Contractors (FLC) comprised of Aarsleff (Denmark), Max Bögl Stiftung & CO KG (Germany), BAM Infra B.V (Netherlands), BAM International B.V (Netherlands), Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG (Germany), VINCI Constructions Grands Projets (France), Solétanche-Bachy International S.A.S (France), CFE SA (Belgium), Dredging International NV (Belgium).

Fehmarnbelt link

Give Steel will supply steel structures for the new tunnel element factory where the concrete elements for the Fehmarnbelt link will be produced. The order is the largest in Give Steel’s history.

Production halls at Rødby harbour may not sound particularly awe-inspiring. But when you consider the well over 8,000 tons of steel structures comprised of more than 20,000 steel frames, columns and beams, you realise that this project is actually quite remarkable. Joint Venture company Femern Link Contractors (FLC) responsible for the design and construction of the immersed tunnel for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel has decided to order Danish-produced steel structures from Give Steel A/S.