Extending the runway
The task of lengthening the runway at Vagar Airport was presented for tender before Christmas 2009, and today the licitation was held. Five pre-qualified entrepreneurial groups were given the opportunity to tender for the project, and the result is as follows:
Employer 1799 metre runway 1600 metre runway
AF Group Norge AS No tender No tender
Icelandic Aðalverktakarar hf DKK 164,580,060 DKK 127,939,278
E. Phil & Søn Faroes DKK 158,673,723 DKK 129,468,200
MT Højgaard Faroes p/f / P/F DKK 155,876,266 DKK 136,046,761
ArtiCon Joint Venture
J&K Petersen Contractors p/f DKK 131,759,180 DKK 117,330,769
In addition, comes expenditure for preliminary surveys, other lesser tasks, technical equipment, expropriation of land, consultancy, administration, etc.
Project estimations were:
208 million D.kr for a 1799 metre runway.
158 million D.kr for a 1600 metre runway.
Vagar Airport will over the coming period, together with consultants, inspect and re-examine the tenders, in order to initiate negotiations regarding a project contract. According to plan, work will commence immediately a contract has been finalised.
Tenders present a basis for re-examining the overall cost evaluation of extending the runway, which in October of 2009 was D.kr 286 million for a 1799 metre runway and D.kr 223 million for a 1600 metre runway.