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#8 Driving under the fjords

Hauler in front of sea

Rogfast, Norway – The world’s longest and deepest subsea road tunnel

In Boknafjorden, Norway, something fascinating is taking shape under the surface. Hundreds of meters below sea level, the world’s deepest – and longest – subsea road tunnel is carved out. The spectacular build is the first step in a major re-construction of the Norwegian West coast.

Norway embarks on the country’s biggest infrastructure project in modern history. Here is the story on how the contemporary Vikings are shaping a new future under water.

A tunnel under water – how can that be done? Knut Storli, Foreman at contractor NCC, explains the challenges of building tunnels under the sea.

One was dug by hand in China, another reshaped the geography of Europe and a third doubles as a drainpipe. Welcome to the fascinating world of tunnels.

Tunnel work is dark, deep and potentially dangerous. We went underground with Norway’s most experienced tunnel pros.

Blasting foreman Arne Oddvar Haugeland has worked in tunnels for nearly half a century. Every day, he faces the risks of working subsea. “You need to trust your colleagues,” he says.

How long will it be? And how deep? We give you all the numbers on the construction of the world’s longest and deepest road tunnel under water.

Arne Oddvar Haugleand has worked in tunnels his whole career. Now, it is time to retire. Here is what he will miss the most.