Øresund link

The Øresund link is 16.7 km long, and provides a direct traffic and train connection between Copenhagen and Malmö cross Øresund.
bird eye view of Oresund

© Øresundsbron 

Project description

The link consists of a peninsula with a length of 1km, a tunnel of 4km, an artificial island of 4km and a bridge of 7.7km in length.
The tunnel is realised using the immersed tunnel method. The immersed part of the tunnel has a length of 3500m and runs under the Drodgen Channel. The Øresund tunnel is the world’s largest concrete immersed tunnel comprising 20 immersed elements. Each is 176m long and is made up of 8 segments of 22m each. The tunnel has two railway tubes, two motorway tubes and an escape gallery. The outer dimensions of the cross section are 8.5m by 41.7m.

Scope of work

Employer’s consultant for the design, tendering, detailed supervision and monitoring and all other related activities to complete the project according to the specifications.

Project facts Øresund link

  • Client
    Øresund Konsortiet
  • Location
    Copenhagen - Malmö
  • In co-operation with
    Øresund Link Consultants: Rambøll Danmark, Scandia Consult AB, Sweden, Sir William Halcrow and Partners, England, TEC with Tunnel Engineering Department of the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works.
  • Project duration 
    1993 - 2000
  • Country
  • Project phase
Hans de Wit - Managing Director / Senior Consultant

Hansde Wit

Managing Director / Senior Consultant