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Gallery | World's first ship tunnel to be built

The Norwegian government has given the go-ahead to build the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel at a cost of £192M (NKr2bn).

The Stad Ship tunnel is now in the feasibility study phase, being run by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

The tunnel, which will be 37m high by 36m in diameter, will mean that ships can avoid the difficult sea currents and navigational conditions around the coastline.

The final route was selected because it is the narrowest point of the Stad Peninsula and the waters are relatively shielded from stormy weather conditions.

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