Senior Management

Sigurd L. Lamhauge

Executive Secretariat

The main duties of the Executive Secretariat encompass the management of finances, Human Resources tasks, employee administration and office administration.

The Excecutive Secretariat orders and coordinates the institution’s financial administration and makes sure that both internal and external funding is sufficient. The department advises the other departments on the financial conditions, improves the financial administration and sees to it that appropriation agreements are kept.

The Executive Secretariat also takes care of Human Resources tasks such as the development of employee resources within the institution, in close cooperation with the other departments, focusing on creating growth and success within the work place. In addition to this, the department also manages office administration, hereunder IT assignments, archiving, public insight, expropriation and more. 

Division of Infrastructure

Armgarð E. Steinhólm
Head of Division

The main task is to advise, plan, specify, approve, run and maintain harbours, landing places and main roads. For example the department plans future road layouts and organizes the planning of sounds and fjords. The department also administrates other areas such as cleanup work from oil spills, harbour safety, lighthouse supervision, fish farming areas, helipads and airport issues.

Landsverk is the technical institution under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Labour and oversees many different tasks. The institution is the authority for the main roads and the main harbours. More specifically, the Division’s infrastructural tasks are these:

  • The national transportation network, building and maintaining main roads
  • Maintaining passenger ports and nationwide harbours, ocean floor maps, nautical charts and authoritative assignments in connection with municipal lighthouses, as well as approving ISPS harbours
  • Emergency preparedness in connection with oil spills on the ocean 
  • Administration and maintenance of helipads 
  • The supervising and planning of airport conditions in the Faroes 
  • Various other technical issues for the country and municipalities

Division of Design and Construction

Jón O. Sólsker
Head of Division

The Division of Design and Construction is the builder of roads, buildings, harbours and helipads. It also sees to larger reconstruction work and renovations.

In addition, the department sees to all maintenance of public buildings. The department also has the duty to approve all rental agreements of public buildings.

With reference to new construction, the department’s duty is to analyze and prioritize demands attached to the project. This is always done with consideration to functionality, aesthetics and quality standards so that the job at hand receives the best possible framework

Division of Production

The Division of Production works alongside the different departments and can in many ways be called a service department. It has specialized knowledge and a service that the other departments benefit from in construction, operation and maintenance.

The department’s main objective is to produce and sell blasted and crushed stone, sorted and unsorted broken stone and asphalt mixtures to municipalities, companies and individuals.

Geological preliminary studies are made in connection with tunnel construction, hydropower expansions and more.