A new €500,000 small-boat marina is to be constructed in Klaksvik, the second-largest town in the Faroe Islands. The marina will be built by Vileo Marinas of Finland, which has signed an agreement with the town.

The new marina will have 131 berths extending across five quays. A special feature of the project is that the marina will have to endure the demanding weather conditions of its North Atlantic location some 300km north of Scotland.

With a population around 4,600, Klaksvik is located on the island of Borðoy and is an important port town that serves as a base for both fishing and tourism. The new marina will expand the town’s status as a tourism centre.

Vileo Marinas will provide the Klaksvik small-boat marina with five floating quays made from massive concrete elements. Immobile waterfront structures will also be included in the delivery. The structures must be durable because violent storms are common on the Faroe Islands.

“The Faroe Islands have a very exceptional climate, and this makes our marina project extremely challenging,” says Mikael Hindsberg, CEO of Vileo Marinas. “Hurricane-strength winds are frequently measured on the islands, and sometimes boats must be lifted onto dry land for the duration of the storms.”

The Klaksvik small-boat marina was designed by Henning Larsen Architects, an architectural firm of international renown that has a local office.