Norway is building the first underground tunnel for ships. Once completed the mile-long waterway will allow ships to avoid particular turbulent areas of water on the Stad peninsula, made worse by the 100 stormy days each year.
The project is set to begin in 2019 and will cost $313-million for both the proper excavating and construction. It should open by 2023.
The Norwegian Transportation Administration further explained the need.
“The Stad Sea is the most exposed and most dangerous area along the coast of Norway.A ship tunnel will reduce the risk of incidents and accidents, making the voyage safer for both passengers and freight, as well as securing regularity. It will also strengthen industrial and commercial activities in the region.”