Norwegian experts made first sea tunnel protect storms safe passage for ships unique project in the world. World’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula.
The Norwegian experts working on tunnel project to provide safe passage for ships, through tunnel ships protect from vigorous waves and storms.
This is world’s first and unique project of its kind which is safe passage for ships.
This is world’s first and unique project its kind which safe passage for ships.
World’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula.
That will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea.
Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel, which would able to accommodate cruise and freight ships weighing up to 16,000 tons, is expected to open in 2023.
It will 36 meters (118 feet) wide and 49 meters (162 feet) tall and estimated to cost at least 2.7 billion kroner $314 million.
The sea currents and underwater topography in this part of the country’s southwestern coast “result in particularly complex wave conditions.
Ship tunnel now becomes reality, travel time between Norwegian cities and towns in the area would reduced.
Over the years, plans for a ship tunnel in Stad floated but now a project with a financing is ready.
The tunnel expected to located at the narrowest point of the Stadlandet peninsula.
And the weather or decades considered an obstacle for shipping.
Engineers will have to blast out an estimated eight million tons of rock to build the tunnel.
Construction expected to start at the earliest in 2019.
Passenger traffic will give priority but leisure boats and other vessels can also use the tunnel.
Norwegian experts made first sea tunnel protect storms safe passage for ships unique project in the world.
It will be free of charge for vessels measuring less than 70 meters (230 feet), and vessels longer than that would have to be led.
Vessels sailing through the tunnel likely will get slot times from a traffic center like planes at an airport to avoid congestion.