The new track section will bypass Sande to the east of the municipality and comprises a 4km long double-track new line as well as the addition of a second track to an existing 1.7km section. The tracks within the municipality itself will be dismantled. The contract has a value of about €115 million. The construction works are scheduled to last 3-1/2 years.
Due to the peat soils in the area, extensive preloading of the ground is necessary. This will be achieved by Strabag AG with the application of around 1 million m³ of sand filling. In the vicinity of high embankments, 200,000 running metres of geotextile-encased sand columns with a length of around 12-15m each will be installed. These so-called GEC columns will help to reduce the level of settlement while stabilising the subsoil. In the lower embankment areas, settlement will be accelerated through 2,600km of vertical drains.