Works - 125518-2022

09/03/2022    S48

Denmark-Copenhagen: Railway construction works

2022/S 048-125518

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

This notice is a periodic indicative notice only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Femern A/S
National registration number: 28986564
Postal address: Vester Søgade 10
Town: Copenhagen
NUTS code: DK011 Byen København
Postal code: 1601
Country: Denmark
Contact person: Jimmie Bøllingtoft
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Other activity: Femern A/S' sole activity is the procurement, construction and operation of the fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt and any ancillary activities related to this

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project: Tunnel Track & Catenary Contract

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45234100 Railway construction works
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link Project is the final stage in the realisation of a straight traffic corridor between Scandinavia and continental Europe. This will be an immersed tunnel containing two dual carriageways and a twin-track railway. It will traverse the 19 km distance across the Fehmarnbelt between Rødby on the island of Lolland in Denmark and Puttgarden on the island of Fehmarn in northern Germany.

Femern A/S requires design, build (installation), testing and commissioning of the Tunnel Track & Catenary (TTC) systems described in section II.2.4). Further, Femern A/S requires maintenance of the systems for a defined period.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31214000 Switchgear
34632300 Electrical installations for railways
34940000 Railway equipment
34946000 Railway-track construction materials and supplies
34946100 Railway-track construction materials
34946110 Rails
34946120 Railway materials
34946200 Railway-track construction supplies
45230000 Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
45234000 Construction work for railways and cable transport systems
45234116 Track construction works
45234160 Catenary's construction works
50000000 Repair and maintenance services
50220000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to railways and other equipment
50225000 Railway-track maintenance services
71311230 Railway engineering services
71541000 Construction project management services
45221242 Railway tunnel construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: DEF0 Schleswig-Holstein
NUTS code: DK02 Sjælland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The track works under the TTC Contract is expected to cover:

• slab track in the tunnel and ramps (approximately 2 x 19.7 km)

• ballast (or slab) track from the end of the ramps on the approaches on the Danish and German sides (approximately 2 x 3.5 km on the Danish side and 2 x 2.2 km on the German side)

• crossovers on the Danish side (4 no.) and on the German side (4 no.) including point trace heating system

The overhead catenary system works under the TTC Contract is expected to cover:

• overhead catenary system (conductor rail) in the tunnel (approximately 2 x 18.4 km)

• overhead catenary system on the ramps and approaches on the Danish and German sides (approximately 2 x 4 km on the Danish side and 2 x 3 km om the German side)

• connection to the traction power substation on Lolland

• return current and earthing and bonding systems

• overhead line section panels (OberLeitungsSpannungsPrüfeinrichtung) installed in the rail tubes

• system separations

• switchgear installed in the special elements

• uninterrupted power supply system for OLSPs and SCADA type-systems

• fibre cable

Please note that the description of works mentioned above reflect the Contracting Entity’s current understanding of the available solutions and the Contracting Entity is interested in hearing from potential tenderers whether other technical solutions would be suitable as further laid out in the below mentioned document.

In order for entities to consider whether they could in fact be potential tenderers and in order for such potential tenderers to provide relevant input Femern A/S has prepared a document setting out an invitation to a preliminary market consultation. This document further details the specifics of the contract as well as the input requested and the process that will take place. The document can be found at (password: Fehmarn8459!belt).

Femern A/S expects potential tenderers to prepare written responses to the questions raised in the invitation prior to the deadline set out therein. Following this Femern A/S will arrange bilateral meetings to discuss the responses to the questions and any further input provided by the potential tenderer. Femern A/S expects to be able to offer such meetings to all genuine potential tenderers, however, Femern A/S respectfully reserves the right to limit participation at its sole discretion in the circumstance where Femern A/S receives more than 8 responses. Femern A/S expects to take into account factors such as the quality of the response and the diversity of the participants when limiting the participation. Femern A/S does not intend to include entities which are not potential tenderers and reserves the right to require evidence of the capability to perform works of the nature required.

Please note that Femern A/S will take responses into consideration even if the potential tenderer is unable to partake in a meeting with Femern A/S (either as a result of Femern A/S limiting participation or as a result of the potential tenderer indicating that it is unable to partake in a meeting).

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that the date indicated in section II.3 below is only indicative of the earliest possible time a publication of a contract notice could occur.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The construction of the fixed link across the Fehmarn Belt receives EU funding from the CEF programme under project code 2014-EU-TM-0221-W.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: