Banedanmark has awarded MT Højgaard Danmark a contract worth DKK 509 million (EUR 68 million) to construct a new railway bridge over Guldborgsund in Sjælland, Denmark. The railway bridge over the Guldborgsund will be located south of the existing King Frederik IX Bridge.
"The Ringsted-Femern railway is a historically large construction project for Banedanmark, and the line will help make public transport even more attractive. Therefore, we at Banedanmark are very pleased that we have now signed a contract with MT Højgaard Denmark for the future railway bridge over Guldborgsund, so that we are one step closer to opening the gateway to Europe and to providing commuters and passengers with a modern railway with faster and climate-friendly trains," commented Lars Blædel Riemann, Area Manager at Banedanmark.
The new bridge will be 300 metres long and will include 13 concrete sections that will be placed on 170 cm thick drilled bridge piles. The company will install a steel bridge flap in the middle.
“The new King Frederik IX's bridge is an important project for the construction ambitions of MT Højgaard Denmark. The relationship with developer Banedanmark and the completion of a strategic infrastructure project means a lot to us. We will apply our professional competencies and resources in hydraulic engineering, ready-mix concrete, foundations, steel bridges, and earthworks. The assignment is a milestone that allows us to showcase our competencies in the broader part of the Danish construction market,” said Niels Holm Mikkelsen Head of Section at MT Højgaard Danmark.
The construction works are expected to start in April 2023. MT Højgaard Danmark is now consulting with experts on the specific design of the bridge. The construction is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2026.