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SFT supplied Cylindrical Fender Systems for Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel project in Denmark

In 2021, SFT supplied fender systems for the construction harbor in the Danish city of Rødby. The new berth accommodates vessels loaded with construction material for the Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel, a 17.6-kilometer road and rail tunnel under the Baltic Sea, between the German Island of Fehmarn and the Danish Island of Lolland. When completed, the tunnel will be the longest and deepest road and rail tunnel in the world. The construction of the Fehmarnbelt-Tunnel is an important project for the region, improving logistics between Denmark and Germany and thus within Europe.

In total, SFT supplied 13 sets of Cylindrical Fender Systems OD 1400 x ID 800 x L 1600 mm as well as 14 sets of Cylindrical Fender Systems OD 1600 x ID 800 x L 1600mm. Additionally, 24 sets of T Head Bollards, with capacities of 30t and  60t, were delivered to Rødbyhavn. When designing the fender system, our engineering team had to consider all individual conditions on site as well as the specifics on the construction vessels. In particular, the stand-off distance was most important to be able to unload construction material most efficiently.

Our team had to deal with a very tight time schedule, as the fender systems were part of a huge expansion project and were needed in advance to accommodate supply ships with construction materials for the site. Especially, the cast-in parts were needed well in advance. SFT was able to meet the demanding schedule with its local manufacturing facility in Rechlin, Germany which is the perfect set-up for fast and high quality deliveries within Europe.

We would like to thank our client M.J. Eriksson A/S for entrusting us with the delivery of reliable fender systems for this important project! We are proud to be part of one of the largest infrastructure projects currently being built in Europe. (#5066)

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