This is the first project in Norway for which a CEEQUAL certification was initiated and completed. The evidence-based sustainability assessment encourages and promotes the attainment of high economic, environmental and social performance in all forms of civil engineering through identifying and applying best practice.
Sustainability therefore became a crucial thread across all aspects of the project. All CEEQUAL requirements were converted into practical measures and implemented in all relevant documents. In addition to other considerations, the team considered the historic environment, endangered species, important landscape features, effluents in the water environment, involvement of the local community and interested parties. Hedges were even established to protect Norway’s national bird, the white-throated dipper (also known as the European dipper).