Øresund Link

Øresund Link, Denmark–Sweden - One of the two production lines with the formwork assemblies reaching a total weight of 1,150 t. Here the internal formwork has been retracted into the reinforcement cage.
Øresund Link, Denmark–Sweden - Tunnel elements being sealed off with bulkheads before the dry dock is flooded.
Øresund Link, Denmark–Sweden - The two 176 m long and 57,000 t tunnel sections swimming in the flooded dry docks, ready to be towed out.

Datos de Proyecto

Ubicación: Copenhagen, Dinamarca

Motorway and railway connection between Denmark and Sweden with a bridge, tunnel and an artificial island in the transition section.

  • length of the tunnel: 4 km
  • start of construction: 1996
  • completion of the shell: start 1999
  • construction method: monolithic tunnel construction using cantilever launching in the caisson technique (submerged tunnel)

Requerimientos

  • production of 20 tunnel elements which are each 176 m long and 42 m wide in eight single segments
  • tight schedule
  • strict requirements with regard to dimensional tolerance

Cliente

OTC - Øresund Tunnel Contractors:

  • NCC AB (Sweden)
  • The Laing Group (Great Britain)
  • Boskalis Westminster Dredging B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Dumez-GTM (France)
  • E. Phil & Son A/S (Denmark)

Beneficios para el cliente

  • compliance with strict specifications
  • reliable waterproofing
Nils Bjelm, Site Manager, Øresund Link
Nils Bjelm
Site Manager

The Øresund Tunnel is the largest monolithically constructed tunnel in the world. During the realisation of this project, PERI has fulfilled our expectations. Even the tight schedule wasn´t a problem, neither was compliance with the strict dimensional tolerances during the construction. PERI has undoubtedly kept its promises with regard to performance and technical knowledge.

Solución PERI

  • two stationary hydraulic assembly lines for the formwork units in use (each had one base, two outside and five tunnel forms, four guide girders, various temporary foundations and two stopends)
  • utilisation of the cantilever launching method for construction
  • planning, fabrication and assembly of the forming machines in just 8 months