The construction of the world’s longest immersed tunnel has begun. The 18-kilometre-long combined road and rail tunnel between Germany and Denmark will be 9 metres high and 43 metres wide. It will promote trade and tourism in Northern Europe. On the Danish side, a factory is being built for the 200-metre-long precast concrete tunnel elements, which will be built underground to provide the fixed connection between the Lolland Falster region in Denmark and the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The project will employ around 2,000 employees at the peak of the activities.
Three animated videos were made during the tender process to support the project approach and planned innovations. One for the building site logistics, one for the robust production and logistics process of the tunnel elements, and finally the last animation showing the elements’ immersion process. A compilation of these videos and some images are shown below.