With an MSc in Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering from the Danish Technical University and more than 40 years’ experience, Claus Iversen has worked as a superintendent or contract director for various large-scale marine related infrastructure projects in Denmark and abroad. Major assignments have included dredging and reclamation projects for the Great Belt Link, followed by the tunnel trench dredging and reclamation for the Øresund Fixed Link. From 2005-2008, Claus was responsible for the supervision of the construction of the deepest immersed tunnel in the world under the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. From 2008-2021, working for Femern A/S as construction manager (marine works), he was involved in the preparation and permit application for the construction of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project. In between, Claus has worked as an expert consultant to UNDP in Vietnam, to FAO in South Korea and to the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) in Sri Lanka and Egypt.
Articles By Claus Iversen
The Fehmarnbelt tunnel trench dredging project
A fixed and direct transport connection between Scandinavia and Central Europe has been an enduring vision for many decades. This vision is about to be realised with the construction of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link, an 18-kilometre-long immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany. When it opens in 2029, the tunnel will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world combining a dual railway and motorway connection. This article provides insight into the improved dredging equipment used and the methodology specially adapted and further developed to the project’s requirements.
Marine Works Operations and Environmental Considerations When Building the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel
The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link connecting Scandinavia and continental Europe will most likely become a tunnel rather than a bridge, but how it will be dredged is still to be determined.