The Stad Naval tunnel – For protection of ships in extreme weather and sea conditions

The Stad ocean (North sea / Atlantic Ocean)is exposed for extreme weather conditions and the most dangerous and worst stretch along the Norwegian coast for naval transport. Due to the extreme weather conditions combined with sea currents and waves, there have been several fatal ship accidents with a lot of human loss, injuries and damages during history.

In order to secure a safe passage of the Stad peninsula by vessels, the idea of a naval tunnel was introduced several years ago. Feasibility studies were started in 1999 and the Norwegian government has now decided detailed design of the project to be prepared.