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Norway, Buskerud - no/17


  Five tunnels totalling 3.8 km and excavated volume of 253,000 m3 under construction in sandstone with some syenite to duallise E18 south of Drammen towards Kristiansand. Contractor AF Spesialprosjekt using Atlas Copco 353 drillrigs with Bever Control achieving 22 rounds/week apiece including all rockbolt drilling. Orsta bolts and shotcreting with steel fibre using Meyco equipment. May 1999.Open call for tenders, deadline 17th January, 2005 for construction planning and engineering design for the 4 km Frydenhaug-Eik section of highway E18, including a 1.8 km-long 9.5 m-wide single-tube tunnel parallel to the existing Kleivene tunnel and emergency exit tunnels for a total length of approximately 650 m. Geology is mostly solid rock and granite. Drill/blast method with a combination of rock bolts and shotcrete for support. For frost and water insulation, the inside of the tunnel will be covered with a lining of concrete elements. Loaders and dumper trucks for mucking-out. Planned construction period from early 2006 to late 2007. Estimated cost of all road section is NOK645 million (2004 value). Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=197597-2004, OJ S 229, or contact Statens vegvesen, Arendal, fax +47 32210161. E-mail sor@vegvesen.no 49/04.Open call for tenders, deadline 10th January, 2006 for construction of section Frydenhaug-Eik on the E18, contract north. A new southbound lane from Bangeloakka to Kobbervikdalen will be constructed, including the new Kleivene tunnel. The single-tube tunnel is 1,880 m long and will carry two lanes. Southbound traffic will use the new tunnel while northbound traffic will use the old tunnel. The tunnel width is 9.5 m. The geology is porphyric stone (50 m) and granite. The excavation method will be drilling and blasting. Bolts and shotcrete with steel fibres will be used for support. In unstable areas, steel arches may also be used. Loaders and dumper trucks for rock haulage. The excavation start is scheduled for 15th March, 2006 for completion in December 2007. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=206228-2005, OJ S 209, or contact Statens vegvesen Region south, Drammen, fax +47 32210161. E-mail roakje@vegvesen.no 47/05.With NOK227 million, Mesta is the low bidder for the Freydenhaug-Eik section of the E18. This is NOK48 million less than Veidekke (NOK275.5 million). Then follow NCC Construction (NOK281.2 million) and Skanska (NOK283.6 million). The project includes the 1,880 m-long Kleivene single-tube tunnel. Click no/17 for more. Visit www.mesta.no 14/06.Open call for tenders, deadline 14th June, 2006 for engineering services for the construction of a new motorway bridge, the new Kleivene tunnel (1,880 m) and connecting roads, and Ovre Sund bridge. Visit http://ted.publications.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=082435-2006, OJ S 78, or contact Statens vegvesen Region south, Arendal, fax +47 32210161. E-mail bjorn.kleppesto@vegvesen.no 18/06.