05. July 2013

Construction started on the Vadlaheidi tunnel.

The first, informal, explosion of Vadlarheidi tunnel was carried out in the week. It is always much excitement in the minds of those involved in projects like this to hear the first explosion.

The first formal explosion will be carried out next Friday by the Prime minister off Iceland.

The tunnel drill used for the project comes from Finland and is made ​​by Sandvik. There are about 30 employees working at the project, but will be up to 60 at the projects peak. The camp site  for employees will be located on Eyjafjardar side of the tunnel, where there are premises for about 30 employees with offices and canteens.

Initially there will only be drilled on Eyjafjardar side but next spring is planned to start drilling on Fnjóskadal side.

Drilling will be completed in September 2015 and the project concludes in December 2016.

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