European construction trends: What will 2020 hold for countries across the continent?

AMANDA FENNELL | February 6, 2020

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The European continent can boast some very impressive construction projects. Construction has begun on the 18-km Fehmarn Belt Fixed Line, which will link islands in Denmark and Germany together through a tunnel under the Baltic Sea. In the Netherlands, the country’s first off-shore wind farm, Borselle 1&2, is taking shape, ready to power one million Dutch homes. Meanwhile, in Paris the painstaking restoration of Notre-Dame will return a global icon to its former glory.

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