21/11/2017

Formal Startup of Theistareykir Geothermal Power Plant

The Theistareykir project is a 90 MW geothermal power plant in the north east of Iceland, erected in two 45 MW stages. Formal startup of the first phase took place on November 17th while the second phase is scheduled to go online in the spring of 2018.

Design of the Theistareykir power plant and preparation of tender documents commenced in 2011, with the Verkís and Mannvit consortium acting as Owner Landsvirkjun's main consultants. The design of the power plant was focused of plant efficiency, prudential use of the resource and harmonious interaction with the Theistareykir environment. 

Verkís and Mannvit were i.a. responsible for all mechanical, electrical and civil engineering design and tendering required for the plant, in addition to the design and tendering of control systems, the steam supply system, landscaping, HSE, the powerhouse building and other plant structures. The consortium was also involved in the supervision of all equipment, electrical installations and control systems, as well as providing assistance during testing and commissioning.

Construction of the Theistareykir plant began in April 2015. Amongst the various contractors and equipment suppliers contracted for the work was Fuji, that supplied the turbines for the plant as well as the cooling towers.

Verkís would like to congratulate Landsvirkjun on the success of the Theistareykir project and express our thanks for the good collaboration experienced during the design, preparation and construction phase of the power plant.

Photo/Mannvit