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 in a planning phase, now undergoing an external quality assurance, phase 2. When this process is completed, the project is presented to the Parliament, who then decides on whether the project should be funded. If the Parliament approves the project, construction could start in 2019.
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.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
From June 3, 2019, routes and route information will be available for vessels arriving ports in Skagerrak and Rogaland. This is an extension of the Digital Route Service that was launched in the Oslofjord in 2018.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
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.
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