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Association of individual as well as company members related to rock excavation in general and tunnelling in particular. 1180 personal members and 63 company members.

There are five permanent committees covering Shot firers, Development, International Activities, Information & Public Relations and finally Conferences. Each of these appoints sub-committees (task forces) to cover specific projects. International Committee is responsible for ITA-matters, support the participation in ITAWorking Groups and international conferences in general.

The Ulvin ntunnel, first tunnel in Norway with full cast in place concrete liningThe Development Committee initiates technological projects. During 2012 focus has been on health and safety as well as technology related to rock blasting technology in tunnels. The Committee for conferences is responsible for arrangements, this year three. "Information" is promoting recruitment to the rock blasting and tunnelling profession as well as strengthen the image of the profession in general. The objective is to distribute correct and positive information on construction activities at large. The shot firer committee is arranging courses for personnel aiming at having a leading position within their company with respect to rock blasting as well as an annual 3 day seminar covering the latest techniques and is giving an update on new rules and regulations concerning rock blasting.

Tunnels and caverns under constructionBoard of Directors and secretaries of the Norwegian Tunnelling Society

  • New railway project in Vestfold, approx. 12 km of double track tunnels.
  • Dalsfjordsambandet, two highway tunnels of 2,2 and 1,9 km resp.
  • The T – connection, 9 km subsea roadtunnels.
  • Joint rail and road project, total length of 17 km, incl. 12 km of tunnels.
  • Ringroad Bergen, 6 km highway tunnel.
  • Ryaforbindelsen, 5 km subsea road tunnel.
  • Bremanger connection, 5 km of highway tunnel.
  • E39 Løvikneset Årset, highway tunnel.
  • Kvivstunnelen, road tunnel.
  • Fv 7 Sokna – Ørgenvika, highway tunnels.
  • Vossapakko, road tunnel.
  • RV 48 Helland – Havsgaardsdalen, road tunnel.
  • Jøssingfjord underground hydroelectric power project.
  • Øksendalsoverføringen water transfer tunnel.
  • Storforshei, access tunnels for mine development.
  • Fv 78 Toventunnelen, road tunnel, length 10,5 km.
  • FV 714 Mjønes – Vaslag, highway tunnels.
  • Many smaller projects.

Totally 96 tunnelling projects were under construction during the year 2012.