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09.05.2016 - Company announcement

Aarsleff to build new bridge over Masnedsund

Aarsleff has entered into a contract with Banedanmark to build a new bridge over Masnedsund between Vordingborg and the island of Masnedø.

The existing bascule bridge over Masnedsund will be locked and will become only a road bridge in the future. Right next to the bridge, a new concrete bridge carrying double tracks will be built. The bridge, which will be built as a 6-span bridge, will be 200 metres long, 14 metres wide and the passage height will be 5 metres.

In addition to the construction of the new bridge, Aarsleff is to extend the existing rail embankment from single to double tracks on a 1,400-metre-long section before and after the bridge. At the same time, Aarsleff is to extend the existing tunnel at Orevej in Vordingborg.

The contract has a total value of approx. DKK 200 million. The work will begin now, with expected completion in June 2020.

The bridge work is a part of the Ringsted-Fehmarn Railway Line project. The project includes expansion from single to double track between Vordingborg and Rødby as well as electrification of the entire section.

The contract does not affect Aarsleff's earnings expectations for the financial year 2015/2016.