This means that the scheduled time for starting the tender process must be revised. The NPRA will return with a revised schedule before summer.

The Sotra Connection is a highly complex project, and we need further clarifications with regard to changes to the zoning plan for Storavatn in Bergen and realignment of high-voltage power lines.

The fact that the Sotra Connection is a PPP project means that the NPRA will sign a contract with one company that assumes a single-point responsibility for construction, operation and financing. The key to a good contract with the right market price is in-depth knowledge of the risk factors involved in the project. Given that the duration of the contract is 30 years, it is essential to have an orderly and clear tender process to ensure a good contractual relationship over many years.