The World’s First Ship Tunnel in Norway

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has revealed visualizations of the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel that would link two fjords on either side of the Stad Peninsula in Norway, allowing ships to bypass the “most exposed, most dangerous” waters on the Norwegian coast.

With the project now in the feasibility stage, architecture studio Snøhetta has produced a series of rendered design concepts to help the project gain traction within the Norwegian government. Stad Ship Tunnel will be 1.7 kilometres long, 37 metres high and 26.5 metres wide, and it will be able to allow ships the size of Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruten) ships to navigate more safely through the very exposed Stadhavet Sea. NOK 1 billion has been earmarked for the project in the second half of the planning period for NTP 2014-2023, and the project will potentially start after 2018.

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