Environmental qualitative impact survey and assessment for an EIA report for the laying of a new railway across western Funen.
Customer: Danish Road Directorate: Planning and Environment
Sweco is preparing an EIA report for a new railway across western Funen for the Danish Road Directorate. As part of implementing Danish Rail's One-hour Model, a new high-speed rail will be established on the railway section west of Odense to east of Kauslunde at Middelfart. The railway section is roughly 35 km long. Sweco is responsible for the task of drawing up an EIA report for the project.
The task involves several of Sweco's core competencies. EIA reports are one of our core disciplines together with our specialisation within the environment and EIA investigations of infrastructure facilities, including upgrades, electrification and new construction of railways and road systems.
Sweco's services include the implementation of environmental surveys for a complete EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment). This involves:
In addition to the assessment of the actual tracings (two proposals: a northern or southern tracing located in relation to the E20 Funen Motorway), the project involves the establishment of a new high-speed railway across western Funen, the establishment of flyovers at the beginning and end of the section, the positioning of transformer stations and electrification towers, including the possible relaying of an existing gas line and high-voltage cables – both running close to the E20 today. An assessment of habitat conditions in a possible new route for the laying of a gas line has been launched.