Copenhagen awards metro line 4 contract

Metroselskabet has awarded a joint venture of VINCI and Hochtief the design and build contract for Sydhavn Metro Line (Line 4) in Copenhagen. The value of the contract is EUR 460 million. The equal-parts joint venture consists of VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Hochtief Infrastructure, with Hochtief being the technical leader of the JV.
This metro-network extension south of the Danish capital (Sydhavn or M4) will be connected to the main ring line (Cityringen). The design and build project for the southern metro line is a six-year mandate that calls for the construction of dual 4.4-kilometer tunnels using two earth-pressure tunnel boring machines (TBM) along with five underground stations and two crossover structures. The project also includes electrical and mechanical systems, architectural interior works, and in-tunnel ventilation. The tunnels will have an interior diameter of 4.9 meters and an exterior diameter of 5.5 meters. For the first time in Denmark, 3D modeling will be used extensively for the project.
“Eighteen years after the delivery of the Øresund tunnel and two years after the award of the Femern tunnel, it’s our honor to continue to work for the Danish people’s daily mobility with a new line of underground metro, especially with our historical partner Hochtief”, said Eric Chambraud, Operations Director Northern Europe, British Isles and Americas at VINCI Construction Grands Projets.

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