The breakthrough of the 10.5 m large tunnel occurred as deliberate, 27 months after tunnel building started in January 2017. The tunnel is 189 m beneath the seabed and is supplied with the primary and solely submarine roundabout within the Atlantic Ocean. . The contract has a price of 1.four billion NOK (£ 128 million)
As soon as accomplished, the submarine tunnel will scale back journey instances to the capital Tórshavn from many locations within the Faroe Islands.
Over the subsequent eighteen months, the tunnel will likely be laid out prepared for its deliberate opening on New Yr 2021.
"The tunnel required much more injection than what was typical of the Faroe Islands' different tunnels – 7,500 tons of injection grout, to be extra exact," stated Alf Helge Tollefsen, venture supervisor at NCC Infrastructure. "The groups did an excellent job. NCC additionally needed to battle an space of extraordinarily poor rock high quality. "
NCC additionally started the second part of the Faroe Islands contract, particularly the development of the 10.5-km Sandøy Tunnel, which is able to hyperlink Gamlarætt on Streymoy Island to Traðardalur on Sandoy.
The 2 tunnels of the contract will assist make roads safer and journey time shorter between Tórshavn and plenty of different locations within the Faroe Islands, thus contributing decisively to bringing the group, companies and residents nearer collectively. The development of the 2 tunnels can also be the most important infrastructure funding ever made within the Faroe Islands.