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.
Ship tunnel project ready for next phase
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has received the result of the extensive work done by the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) as commissioned by the Ministry in 2015. The delivery includes a technical pre-project, approved regulatory plans with impact assessment, and a central project management document. Thus, the project is ready for quality assurance phase 2 (KS 2)
NCA will build the world’s first ship tunnel
It is now formally stated that Stad Ship Tunnel is part of the Norwegian National Transport Plan (NTP) in the period of 2018 to 2029. This paves the way for the Norwegian Coastal Administration efforts to build the world's first full-scale ship tunnel.
Maritime Safety Analysis 2015
The NCA elaborated the report Maritime Safety in Norwegian Waters 2015 - 2040. The analysis was given to The Norwegain Department of Transport and Communications. It is an important basis for further work on maritime safety, both nationally and internationally.
The pubication serves as a fundament for decisionmaking on future martime safety in Norwegain waters, and on how to prioritize and scale activites and measures to meet future maritime traffic and new technologies.
Increased oil spill preparedness in ice-filled waters
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has signed a contract for the delivery of more resilient oil containment booms for use in ice-filled waters.
Our emergency resources and action safeguarded the environment
On the 22nd of February a vessel came close to running aground at Jæren. There was a great risk of acute pollution of a vulnerable natural area.
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