HLPFI’s sister publication New Ships reports that Polish yard Crist has cut steel on a fully equipped, multi-functional pontoon. The vessel will be used to build the underwater Fehmarnbelt tunnel between the ports of Puttgarden in Germany and Rødbyin Denmark.

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The pontoon will have a hull length of 130.2 m and an overall length of up to 149 m including conveyor belts. The overall width will be 48 m. The pontoon will accommodate up to 19 people who will work in two shifts. The unit will have two gravel bunkers, each carrying up to 7,000 tonnes of rock.

HLPFI reported in July 2021 that Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC) selected Blue Water Shipping to provide services for the construction of the tunnel that will link Denmark and Germany.

Blue Water opened an office in Rødby, Denmark, to facilitate the project’s development.