Norway has been on the cutting edge of navigation and seafaring since the time of the Vikings. Time and again, Norwegian shipowners and researchers have challenged the fundamental implementation of maritime technology, making way for creations unseen by the world till then.
This time, it’s a tunnel. Not just any tunnel though. It’s being built exclusively for ships. After years of planning, the Norwegian Coastal Administration has confirmed that it has received the green light to start working on the Stad Ship Tunnel.
On completion, this will be a modern engineering marvel, to say the least. Terje Andreassen, the current project manager for the tunnel said, “Based on the allocation letter, we will now start acquisitioning properties in the area where the ship tunnel will be located, as well as put in place a project organization, prepare a tender basis and initiate a tender.”
Read the full story at the Maritime Executive.