The Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for the project that explores the potential of building the world’s first full scale ship tunnel.
The project is now embarking upon a feasibility study phase. When the feasibility study is complete it will undergo external quality assurance, phase 2.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has prepared a concept selection report (KVU 2010) which discusses the alternatives "Zero alternative" (with no new measures), "Small tunnel" and Large tunnel" (Hurtigruten).
Quality assurance has also been carried out (KS1 report) which was commissioned by the Ministry of Fisheries and the Ministry of Finance for KPU 2010.
In NTP 2014-2023, the government has stated that they wish to proceed with a pilot project for KS2, working on the basis of the "large" tunnel alternative. This is considered to have greater potential utility value.
Socioeconomic analyses indicate that the net benefit will be minus NOK 910 million, while the total project costs will amount to approximately NOK 2 billion.
No pricing has been defined for positive effects such as the value of moving traffic from the roads to sea, safety, an increase in foreign tourism, and positive effects for the fishing industry and other industries.
Stad Ship Tunnel will be the world's first full-scale ship tunnel of this size.
Emergency and ocean towing put on the agenda
International requirements, collaboration across national frontiers and the need for simulator training held centre stage at an industry meeting on emergency and ocean towing in Tromsø during November.
ACCSEAS Conference in Edinburgh
The second annual conference in the ACCSEAS project will take place in Edinburgh March 4 - 6, 2014. The theme this year is Evolving Navigation in the North Sea Region.
e-navigation workshop held in Chile
The Chilean Maritime Authority (DIRECTEMAR) and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) arranged a two day workshop in Valparaiso, Chile, on 21 and 22 October 2013.
Presented the World's First Ship Tunnel at NAV 59
At NAV 59 in September, Director General of the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Kirsti L. Slotsvik, presented the world's first ship tunnel project in Stad, Norway.
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