NCC to build two road tunnels in Faroe Islands


European construction company NCC has secured a contract from P/F Eystur-och Sandoyartunlar (EST), which is wholly owned by the government of the Faroe Islands, to construct two road tunnels in that region.

The Faroe Islands is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark.

The contract is divided into two sub-projects and is conditional upon approval of project funding by the government of the Faroe Islands.

"The project work includes two tunnels measuring 11.2km and 10.5km, as well as roads and roundabouts for connection to the existing infrastructure."

The value of the first tunnel ‘Eysturoyartunnilin’ amounts to approximately SEK1.5bn ($166m) and for the second tunnel ‘Sandoyartunnilin’ is nearly SEK1.2bn ($133m), with an option for EST to decide to not implement the project.

NCC Infrastructure business area manager Svante Hagman said: “We have extensive experience of tunnel construction at NCC, with leading-edge expertise in our Norwegian operation.

"It is gratifying to be able to offer a comprehensive concept that provides security for the customer in terms of the implementation of the project.”

The project work includes two tunnels measuring 11.2km and 10.5km, as well as roads and roundabouts for connection to the existing infrastructure.

Construction work of the first tunnel is slated to commence from December this year.

The customer has the option to decide whether to implement the second tunnel by 30 June 2018.

NCC was involved in the construction of Vagatunnilin and Nordoyatunnilin tunnels in 2000.