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Norway to build world first ship tunnel at a cost USD 319m

18 March 2017 | Norway
 

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Norway has given the green light to build the world's first ship tunnel stretching from the Norwegian Sea to the North Sea along Norway's west coast.

The 1.7-km tunnel will cost an estimated USD 319 million and will take a decade to construct. It will allow for year-round safe passage of freight and tourist ships between Bergen and Alesund.

Currently, ships must sail around the Stad peninsula, a route known for its treacherous seas, as American Shipper reported quoting a Splash 24/7 story.

The tunnel, which will be built under a 645-metre mountain, will be 45 metres high and 36 metres wide in order to accommodate ships with a draft of 12 metres.

   
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