Norway, known for its picturesque landscapes and fjords, also grapples with some challenging terrains. Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods in such conditions demands robust infrastructure. Statens Vegvesen and BaneNOR, the guardians of Norway’s road and rail infrastructure respectively, were confronted with one such challenge – the corridor titled as the most dangerous stretch in Norway. Ensuring the safety of commuters, given the avalanche-prone terrain, required a solution that could predictably mitigate risks and enhance transport infrastructure.
Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, Statens Vegvesen and BaneNOR collaborated on the Joint Project Arna-Stanghelle (FAS). Touted as Norway’s largest tunnel project, its primary goal was avalanche prevention, ensuring that the perilous corridor became safer, faster, and more predictable for travelers.
To realize this ambitious project, the partnership roped in COWI, a renowned consultancy. Entrusted with the first of two consultant contracts for FAS, COWI turned to Novorender to bolster their arsenal. This state-of-the-art tool would aid them in a multitude of tasks, including:
Statens Vegvesen and BaneNOR’s alliance on the FAS project exemplifies the power of collaborative effort, especially when buoyed by digital innovation like Novorender. As the endeavor unfolds, it promises not only a safer corridor but also sets a precedent for how infrastructural challenges, no matter how daunting, can be overcome with the right partners and tools at one’s disposal.