The new Storstrøms Bridge. Image: The Road Directorate
Ramboll will assist with the detailed design project and approval process of the cable-stayed bridge and the land facilities on one of the largest infrastructure projects in Denmark. The new Storstrøm Bridge linking Zealand and Falster via Masnedø will be approximately 4 km long and expected to be ready for cars in 2022.
The new bridge replaces an outdated, existing connection across Storstrøm. The bridge will be Denmark's third largest after the Øresund Bridge and the Great Belt Bridge, which Ramboll also helped deliver. The new Storstrøm Bridge will have electrified double rail tracks accommodating speeds up to 200 km/h, a two-lane road plus pedestrian and bicycle path.
“Ramboll has a long history of designing bridges in Denmark. The Storstrøm Bridge is clearly one of the most exciting infrastructure projects in Denmark in the coming years. We are already working closely with SBJV to optimize the delivery of the project and will increase staffing further soon. It is a privilege to work on projects of this scale and importance.”, Says Anne Moloney, head of Ramboll Denmark's department for large bridges.
The bridge has a strong regional importance and will be an important part of the railway corridor between Copenhagen and Germany. The Danish Road Traffic Authority will be the owner of the bridge which is expected to be ready for car traffic in 2022 and rail traffic in 2023.
“We have asked Rambøll to be part of the construction of the new Storstrøm Bridge. We know Rambøll as a serious and skilled company from their previous work on the project and therefore it was a natural choice to ask Rambøll for the extra capacity. We are happy to announce that their team is already working on the project in force and will be key in speeding up the delivery of the detailed design and approval process, but also assisting us with the detailed design of the cable-stayed bridge. It is evident that Covid-19 will have an impact on this project, but with the addition of Rambøll we hope to mitigate some of the potential setbacks, says Emanuele Lancellotti, who is Area Manager for SBJV.