COWI and Dissing+Weitling continue scoping studies for Kattegat Link
- Date published
- February 5, 2020
Dissing+Weitling is part of the winning team which, over the course of 2020-21, will be completing a number of studies for Sund & Bælt A/S of the impacts of a permanent link across the Kattegat.
Dissing+Weitling are contributing their expert knowledge about architecture for bridges across large spans of water in Denmark and internationally.
Following preliminary alignment studies and studies of construction costs etc. by COWI and Dissing+Weitling, the strategic analyses of the link between Jutland and Zealand are now entering their second phase. This phase will examine more closely the various alignment corridors and technical solutions, as well as impacts on nature, the environment and shipping navigation.
Dissing+Weitling are behind the design of several of Denmark's iconic bridges – the Great Belt Fixed Link and Storstrøm Bridge – as well as bridges in several other countries, and they base their design and construction scenarios on these preliminary studies. The scoping study will decide whether there is to be a pure road link or a combined road and rail link.
The scoping study by the experts will also play an important role in politicians’ decisions about the further process. The scoping study is planned for completion at the end of 2021.
The Great Belt Fixed Link is still among the world's largest bridge and tunnel constructions.