The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Bane NOR are inviting private and public parties to signal their interest in up to 10 mill. m3 of surplus rock material from the joint project “E16 og Vossebanen Arna–Stanghelle”.

The agencies wish to enter into a dialogue with one or more parties in their work to find the most socially beneficial way to use surplus rock masses. Initially they plan to sign letters of intent where the parties agree to negotiate a final agreement when the planning situation and issues of financing have been finally settled for both parties. One qualification requirement in the invitation is that the interested party wants to buy/take over a minimum of 100,000 m3 tunnel rock material.

The project is included in the National Transport Plan for 2018–29, scheduled to start after 2024. Before approved plan data and a total financial package are in place, it is not possible to specify exactly when the construction work will be carried out and the rock masses available. Extraction of rock masses from the construction site will probably take place over a period of four-five years.

Deadline for submission is the 2.nd of December 2019

Questions about the invitation may be directed to Olav Lofthus of the NPRA, Phone (0047) 55 51 62 12 or

More information about the mass disposal, sample letters of intent, quality of masses (norwegian only), and the form for submission of letters of interest can be downloaded here: