Sund has a total of 215 metres of quay, with one berth of 150 metres and another of 65 metres. A total of 25,000 square metres of land is available for development alongside the two berths.

A company called SEV, controlled by the municipalities, owns and operates the oil-fired power station, which imports heavy fuel oil (HFO) from abroad. As such, Tórshavnar havn operates a small tanker berth for discharging the oil.

Sund is ideal for the kind of activities that are best undertaken well away from Tórshavn. The harbour currently handles the import of aggregates and sand from Norway and from around the Faroes. This is destined for a nearby asphalt plant. Sund is also used for the export of scrap metal.

Moreover, the terminal’s central location and proximity to the main highway have made Sund a highly popular service base and shelter for fishing vessels from eastern Europe. In the pdf. file below, you can see how the facilities in Sund looks like.
Port of Sund

The terminal is used for the following fishing- related activities:

  • Ship-to-ship fish transfers. This activity is better undertaken alongside at the berth where transfers are safer and more straightforward than in the open water of nearby Nólsoyarfjørður. The additional costs associated with using the quay are more than offset by major savings elsewhere such as fewer weather delays and a reduced likelihood of damage to vessels and their cargoes.
  • Onshore storage of nets and other items of fishing-related equipment
  • By using Sund, customers can save on hotel expenses and the cost of transporting crew by tender from Tórshavn to vessels anchored in Nólsoyarfjørður. A local airline has been chartered, for example, direct from Murmansk to the Faroe Islands for larger-scale crew changes and this can also reduce costs.