Delay costs jobs at Femern A/S


In light of the uncertainty of the time frame of the German assessment of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel, Femern A/S decides to adjust their number of employees until there is more clarity over the schedule of the German process and the launch of the construction, reports Femern A/S on their homepage.

The company decides to close down 20 posts and stop recruitment. The latter means that that 20 new recruitments planned for the next half-year are halted.

Three main tasks

”We focus on three main tasks: The German assessment, evaluating offers from entrepreneurs at the main tunnel contracts and drawing up an updated economic analysis after we have been through all the economical components,” says Managing Director of Femern A/S Claus F. Baunkjær of Femern A/S.

”Of course I regret that we have to say goodbye to good, loyal employees, but it is a necessary step with the uncertainty of the time frame of the German process. Some of our processes will now take longer than expected, and this reflects in the arrangement of our organisation,” says Claus F. Baunkjær.

Assessment in Kiel moves slowly

The above picture is from October 2013, where Femern A/S delivered its application to the authorities in Kiel to build the Fehmarnbelt link. Half a year later, the project was in public enquiry in Schleswig-Holstein. This process was finished in July 2014, after which Femern A/S answered the more than 3,000 objections from the German enquiry. It has become clear through the summer of 2015 that the authorities in Schleswig-Holstein require more time than expected.

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