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Norway Plans World’s First Ship Tunnel

26th March 2017
Artist’s illustration of the planned Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway Artist’s illustration of the planned Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway Credit: Norwegian Coastal Administration

#ShipTunnel - Norway has an engineering first in the works in the form of a tunnel for ships, as gCaptain reports.

Plans for the Stad Ship Tunnel involve blasting a 1.7km canal through the Stad Peninsula, 200km north of Bergen, bypassing a treacherous stretch of coastline.

Funding has already been confirmed for the project, though it could be more than a decade before the first vessels sail through.

Upon completion, the tunnel — at a height of 37 metres and width of over 26 metres — may even accommodate some cruise liners drawn to what’s bound to be a major visitor attraction.

gCaptain has more on the story HERE.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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