Denmark: MT Højgaard to Construct New Railway Bridge across Guldborgsund

Banedanmark has awarded a 509 million DKK (68m EUR | 70m USD) contract to MT Højgaard Danmark to construct a new railway bridge across Guldborgsund in Sjælland, Denmark.

The new 300-metre lift bridge will be located south of the existing Kong Frederik IX’s bridge.

Banedanmark is constructing the structure to strengthen its infrastructure and support the Fehmarnbelt Link project. As part of this upgrade, the entire Ringsted-Femern line will be electrified.

Guldborgsund BridgeThe Ringsted Fehmarn track is one of the largest construction projects in Danish history

Head of Section at MT Højgaard Danmark, Niels Holm Mikkelsen said:

“The new Kong Frederik IX’s bridge is an important project. The relationship with developer Banedanmark and the completion of a strategic infrastructure project like this mean a lot to us. We will apply our professional competencies and resources within marine construction, concrete and foundation works, steel bridges and earthworks. The assignment is a milestone that allows us to showcase our competencies in the wider Danish civil works market.”

Throughout the construction process, MT Højgaard will perform earth and support works, expand the railway dam, deepen Guldborgsund and complete trackwork.

MT Højgaard Danmark will now cooperate with advisers on the bridge’s design before the construction phase commences in April 2023. Construction is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2026.