Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Secret High Tech Norwegian Submarine Base Comes Up For Sale For £11

Looking for the perfect place to store your submarine ? A high-tech underground secret submarine base with its own dock and tunnel system has come on the market.
The Royal Norwegian Navy has put up a secret, mountainside submarine base for sale…
Construction of the Olavsvern Naval Base, just outside the city of Tromso, took more than thirty years, with construction starting in 1964 and not finishing until after 1994.It cost the European and U.S. defence body NATO more than £320million to complete, but it has been decided it is no longer needed. Stein Tollin, 39, an agent for The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency who are selling the site, said: 'This base has got everything you would need to house your sub - if you have one'.

Listed for $17.5 million, Olavsvern Naval Base comes complete with a submarine dry dock, a tunnel system, an emergency power system, 145,000 square feet of surface buildings, and a 27,000-square-foot “alpine resort.”
Despite the relatively cut price cost of the base, deep pockets will be needed to meet the base’s rumoured annual electricity bill of more than $1million.

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