The site of the 5’740m Nordnes tunnel was located in
the middle of the beautiful nature close to the Lyngen Alps. The tunnel
contains six concrete buildings inside the tunnel and one small prefabricated
Location as a challenge
To be far away from civilisation was not always easy to
handle. One of the most difficult parts was the long journey from our
headquarter Moosseedorf in Switzerland to the site in Nordnes, Norway. Arriving
in Oslo you had finished just half of the long trip. From Oslo it takes another
1:45h flight to Tromsø and then another 2h drive to the site.
Being so far north it certainly also means dealing and
living with the almost complete darkness in winter, and midnight sun during
summer. It took a while to get used to the conditions and was a very intense
but also fascinating experience for our staff. Marti spent about 614’000 hours
of work in the project.
Logistics and subcontractors
The logistics were a challenge too in this remote
area. Spare parts, machines and - as mentioned before - people took very long
time until they arrived on the site. Deliveries of the 22’500 used rock bolts
and 18’000 m3 shotcrete for example had to be ordered always on time
to be on the site in time.
Finding subcontractors in such a secluded natural area
was not easy but in the end, we found some partners and our work has been
We think back to a challenging project in Nordnes and
for sure, everyone that has seen the Northern light during this time will