The final quality assurance phase, referred to as KS2, began in September 2017 and will be completed in late spring of 2018.
On behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has prepared a preliminary and regulatory plan with impact assessment (KU) for the Stad Ship Tunnel project.
The next phase, KS2, is carried out by the consulting firm Atkins/Oslo Economics, on behalf of the Ministry of Finance. In KS2, the consulting firm will quality assure the numbers and solutions that have been put forward by the NCA in the KS1 phase.
The pre-project, and subsequent quality assurance KS2, will lay the foundation for further process in the Parliament regarding final funding and implementation of the Stad Ship Tunnel project.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
The transport of the Russian floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" started Friday the 27th of April from St. Petersburg heading to Murmansk. The nuclear power plant will not have nuclear fuel on board during transport, but the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency will nevertheless follow the transport closely along the Norwegian coast.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
See Current Conditions in Saltstraumen live on Web Camera
The NCA has established a web camera that transmits live images from Saltstraumen – one of the strongest maelstroms in the world. Live video transmission is an additional service to the automated current forecast, established in September 2017.
Fees for 2018: Reduction in Safety Fees and moderate increase in Pilotage Fee
The fees for 2018 set by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, are noticeably lower than 2017. For 2018, safety fees are reduced by 8.5 per cent on average and the pilot readiness fee is increased by 1.9 per cent on average.
Automated control of vessels using Pilot Exemption Certificates
In November, the Norwegian Coastal Administration introduced a digital tool that improves and automates the process of uncovering compulsory pilotage violations. Monitoring compulsory pilotage, including the Pilot Exemption Certificate (PEC) scheme, helps ensure a high degree of safety along the coast.
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