In the 21st century or Modern World Norway became World’s first country to be constructed ship tunnel. Construction on the project will start in the year 2022 and it will be completed by 2025-2026.

About Ship Tunnel

Scandinavian country has planned to construct Ship tunnel underneath the mountains in Stadhavet peninsula of Norway. This tunnel will be 37 meters high, 1700 metres long and 26.5 metres wide. Norway would be spent $315 million in construction of ship tunnel. The Tunnel will burrow through narrowest point of Stadhavet peninsula. Conventional blasting will be employed to build ship tunnel. It will also use underground drilling rigs and pallet rigs. This Tunnel was included in the National Transport Plan for the first time in the year 2013. Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications approved for preparations to start in March 2021.

Significance

This Project has been designed to help in navigation of ships through rough and treacherous Stadhavet Sea in north western Norway. Currently, ships have to wait for few days so that harsh weather conditions and rough tides conditions in Stadhavet Sea is improved before transiting the area.

Stad or Stadlandet peninsula

The Stadlandet peninsula lies in Stad Municipality in north western part of Nordfjord district in Norway. It is considered as the dividing point between Norwegian Sea and the North Sea. It is a 500m high mountain plateau comprising of a 645m tall Tarvaldsegga peak. It plunges into sea in a 497m tall cliff at Kjerringa.

Norway to construct First Ship Tunnel