The project will take the line from single to double track and providing greater capacity for freight and passenger trains. The line is part of the European TEN network and essential for traffic between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
The work includes electrification of the new track, upgrading of signalling systems at four stations, replacement and renewal of bridges and expansion of rail embankments.
Eli Skop, director of management for Atkins in Denmark, said: “Due to operational considerations the construction period has been designed as tightly as possible. Our task is therefore to help Rail Net Denmark to optimise the project management, creating the strongest partnership between suppliers and co-ordinating tasks in the most efficient way.”
Atkins is the leading partner in the consortium, providing design services for the rail engineering elements. Grontmij is responsible for the design of the civils work of the project.
Planning is currently under way with the line due to be ready for operation in 2015. Following this upgrade, the entire stretch between Tinglev and Fredericia will be double-track.