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    Stad Ship Tunnel

    A project to make shipping around the Stad safer in bad weather, and to save money while ships don't have to lay still to wait for better weather, is being projected for the 17th time now in I don't know how many years.
    One week ago the Coastal Administration came to a conclution that such a tunnel will only lead to economical losses to build, but now SINTEF have concluded different.
    The story about the Stad Skipstunnel is far to long to write about here, so I will only advice you to Google it and read more. Hopefully there might also be english articles.

    Here's a resently made movie about the project, showing a devided common market north and south of Stad being united by the tunnel:

    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

    #2
    Wow, that's an interesting idea. I have never heard of a ship tunnel before - apart from on small canals. Does such a thing exist anywhere in the world?

    Such a strange sight to see a cruise liner appear out of the side of hill like you see in that video.

    Any scheme like this interests me, so i will indeed google it to see if i can find some more information, hopefully i will find something in English. Thanks for the 'heads up' about this.
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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      #3
      It seems an Interesting idea straight out of the 19th century. I have no idea how to justify the cost. If it were connecting some major areas of Singapore where it would receive heavy traffic I could understand but how much traffic passes around Stadlandet? But what do I know we (The United States) spent 22 billion ($22'000'000'000) to build 3.5 miles (5.6km) of road through Boston.

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        #4
        Here is a link to a profile with all measurements for the proposed "Stad Skipstunnel": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St...el_profile.png
        The cost estimate is NOK 1,73 Bln. or USD 300 Mln. Far cheaper than the highway in Boston, even per meter. (USD 3.9 Mln./m versus 0.18 Mln/m)

        The economics of this project is in dispute, however. The savings should be in the ability for small ships to pass Stadlandet safely all year around, less delays and damages to cargo and vessels due to heavy weather etc.

        I report made recently apparently concluded that it would NOT be economical: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stad_Ship_Tunnel
        But what is the value of less seasickness and more well being for passengers on Hurtigruten?
        This may also be an added attraction for Hurtigruten passengers and smaller Cruise Ships.

        I have not seen anything about any fee to use the tunnel, but nothing is for free. Does anybody know what this is projected to be??

        There were supposed to be a meeting on the subject in Aalesund 04. Febr. 2011, but I haven't read any report about the outcome??

        PS> I found the answer myself: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/article306265.ece
        http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article306393.ece (In Norwegian)
        Last edited by ombugge; February 6th, 2011, 08:51.

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          #5
          Thanks very much for this thread Sterkoder.

          The first time I heard about the Stad ship tunnel idea was in 2008. I was aboard Finnmarken, and by the entrance to the lounge bar on deck 4 there was this large poster-banner on display. During the voyage I asked a couple of people about it.

          Since then I had not come across anything further on the subject, and had assumed it had been abandoned.

          The engineering and geotechnical aspects interest me a lot, but I don’t have much of a grasp of the economic arguments and local and national politics…(it is difficult enough for me to understand how we still don’t have our new trams in operation here in Edinburgh!)



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            #6
            Re: Stad Ship Tunnel

            What do you all think, will it be built or not?

            http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondh...cle3286653.ece
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              #7
              Re: Stad Ship Tunnel

              Maybe, but I doubt that it will result in a "tourism explosion". But it's still a interesting idea.

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                #8
                Re: Norwegian coast Bergen - Kirkenes

                Here is some new that may change the coast forever: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/soere/article7284303.ece
                Well, not the coast itself, but the travel along the coast. Travelling through a tunnel rather than being tossed around off Stadt.
                The planned tunnel has the potential to be a major attraction on a Hurtigruten trip, North or South bound.
                It also open for HSC routes Bergen - Aalesund and beyond.

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                  #9
                  Re: Stad Ship Tunnel

                  The tunnel was recently mentioned at BBC:

                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22157079
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #10
                    The Stadt Ship tunnel is getting closer to be realized: http://e24.no/naeringsliv/tror-skips...-2023/23328013

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                    #11
                    If you are Norwegian, you may have seen this video presentation of the Stad ship-tunnel already, but if you are not, you may not have seen it yet:

                    https://vimeo.com/111723312
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                      #12
                      I did not remember that we have a thread specially for the Stad Ship tunnel. I have posted several times with news about this project in another thread; "Norwegian coast Bergen - Kirkenes"
                      Maybe the posts should be moved here for consistency? (Post # 36 & 40)

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                      #13
                      I have been reading up on the Stad tunnel and the enormity of the task - 1700m for a start - and the building of a coffer dam at each end sounds amazing. But if it can be done, the Norwegians can do it. I remember that after the Sydney Harbour undersea tunnel was built, it leaked a bit for some weeks until it was solidified. It was a bit offputting driving along seeing thin dribbles of water in the walls........
                      However the improved safety to ships has to be a big bonus, as well as a significant saving in fuel costs.

                      OK, so the post went through despite all the error!! messages. OK.

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                        #14
                        Hurtigruten vs. Stad tunnel: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11179880.ece

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                          #15
                          Here is more from TU re: how to build the Stad ship tunnel: http://www.tu.no/samferdsel/2015/06/...unnel#cxrecs_s

                          TU has a lot more on the subject.

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