Originally founded in 1948 as a trucking firm turned building contractor by the mid 1970s, J&K Petersen has gradually evolved to what it is today - an independent, well equipped construction company with its own fleet of heavy machinery and trucks including, for example a cement mixing factory, a split barge and a backhoe dredger vessel.
The company has been involved in a significant portion of all major works undertaken in the Faroe Islands in recent years. Completing Vagar Airport’s runway extension implied, for example, blasting and moving 1.7 million cubic meters of rock and earth.
Other high-profile projects of late date have included harbors, bridges, industrial facilities, warehouse and office buildings, healthcare facilities, schools, and residential buildings.
Building and maintaining harbor facilities is one of J & K’s specialties and the company has been involved with most harbor deepening projects and major developments undertaken by Faroese ports in the last few decades, so much so that a growing number of contracts has been signed with clients from neighboring countries.
J & K Petersen Contractors P/F
Á Hjalla 13
Phone: +298 315060
Fax: +298 314194