In Norway, Bergen is also known as Syvfjellsbyen (City of Seven Mountains). Through one of these mountains, Løvstakken, which is 477 meters high, a line is set to run for Bergen’s light rail system, the Bybanen, as part of a constantly expanding network. The expertise of the tunneling crew from Marti AS Norway is in demand in this project.
The 110 m long access tunnel was fully
excavated in September 2019 and the teams could start the two faces of
the main excavation blasting towards both north and south.
The entire Ryfast project with a total of three tunnels was opened on 22.04.2020. Including the Solbakk tunnel which was built by Marti AS.
St Barbara is a Catholic celebration for tunnel workers. It is a tradition at Marti to celebrate
December 4 with the customer and others involved in the project. At the celebration, we stop all our projects and take time for a
ceremony in the tunnel. Afterwards we have a proper
dinner together, preferably in the workshop of the construction site. The celebration of St Barbara is not common in Norway, but for us it
is an important tradition. We have our traditions and
At our Løvstakkentunnelen site in Bergen, the teams are working simultaneously at six different workplaces.
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