Acciona consortium launches Roskilde Fjord highway in Denmark
October 02, 2019 – A consortium of Spanish firm Acciona, Belgium-based construction group Besix and Italian general contractor Rizanni de Eccher has commissioned the Roskilde Fjord highway in Denmark.
Under the €133m contract signed in 2016, the RBAI JV was responsible for designing and constructing an 8.2km toll highway with four lanes (two in each direction) with a 1.36km concrete bridge over Roskilde Fjord between Marbaekvej and Torslev Hage in Denmark.
The contract was awarded to the JV by the Highways Department of the Danish Ministry of Transport.
Commenting on the opening of the highway, the Danish Road Directorate said: “RBAI JV have since the tender process and during the whole construction period acted as a professional contractor for the employer.
“The collaboration was carried out in a good tone and with full satisfaction. We would like to thank the representatives for the three companies in the RBAI JV for their contribution to achieving such a tremendous result at the Fjord Link project. It is a spectacular project which will benefit the Danish society for many years to come.”
Completed in 34 months, the bridge comprises 15 spans between piles located 83m apart and two spans of 57m, whereas its foundations feature 52 piles, up to two metres in diameter and 50m in length.
Acciona said that 492 precast sections were used in the construction of the bridge using the joined segmental system. The sections were precast by ACCIONA subsidiary Mostostal in Poland and transported to Denmark by sea.
The highway also features 11 other smaller structures including bridges, wildlife passes and a cycle lane, as well as a kilometre of retaining wall and a three-kilometre acoustic barrier.
Acciona said in a statement: “The social and environmental demands were one of the top priorities on the project, both for ACCIONA and its partners, and for the client, as the highway crosses various protected areas, including a zone that is part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network and home to some of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species.”
In addition to easing traffic congestion in the town of Frederikssund, the new highway will offer an alternative route to the only bridge that crosses Denmark’s Roskilde Fjord.