Road tunnels, Faroe Islands

NCC to build two subsea road tunnels on the Faroe Islands. The contract has been divided into two sub-projects. Work on the first tunnel, called the Eysturoy tunnel, was started in December 2016 and will be completed in 2021.

The Eysturoy tunnel is a subsea tunnel of 11 kilometers and will connect Skálafjørður og Tórshavn.

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland. The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.

The archipelago consists of 18 islands with an area totaling less than half of Gotland. The construction of road tunnels through the steep mountains of the islands began in the 1960s. The archipelago now hosts a total of 19 tunnels. Two of them are subsea tunnels built by NCC in the early 2000s. All other roads between the islands are connected by bridges and ferries.

“NCC has extensive experience in tunnel construction, and our Norwegian operations possess this cutting-edge expertise. We will be leveraging our experience from the two road tunnels that we built on the Faroes in the early 2000s”

- Kenneth Nilsson, Business Area Manager, NCC Infrastructure.

Per Jonsson

Head of division Civil Engineering Norway, NCC Infrastructure

Terje Hansen, Communication Manager NCC Infrastructure. Photo/illustration: Erik Mårtensson
Terje Hansen

Communication Manager, NCC Infrastructure