World’s first major ship tunnel project to take bids soon

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  • The world’s to start with tunnel for massive ships has been greenlighted by Norway’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications and will be set out to bid quickly, in accordance to the Norwegian Coastal Administration. It will enable cargo and passenger vessels to go beneath the Stad peninsula on the country’s west coastline to stay clear of the treacherous waters where the Norwegian and North seas meet up with.
  • The tunnel, at first introduced in 2017, will bore by just over a mile of the peninsula at its narrowest, southern end and enable ships to keep away from the 35 mile trip all-around the peninsula.
  • At about 120 toes high and 87 ft vast, building will require 3.9 million cubic yards of rock to be blasted or drilled away to join Kjødepollen Bay in the west and Vanylvsfjorden at its japanese terminus, which will allow vessels up to 17,500
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