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offering top quality service in all engineering disciplines.

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Building Information Modeling


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Airport Buildings Design, Runway, Taxiways & Aprons Design, Project Management, Environmental & Safety Matters, Transport & Infrastructures

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Port construction, Harbour dredging projects, Planning, Environmental issues, Geotechnical design, Port equipment design, Road construction

Gangverk News & Special Publications


2015
Geothermal district heating  - Presentation by Þorleikur Jóhannesson at the DOE workshop in Pittsburgh,  August 17, 2015.

2015
The keys to succesful geothermal projects
Reykjavik Geothermal District Heating
- A most sophisticated system
The Westman Islands
- Where energy is scarce - an intriguing example of the flexibility of district heating
Geothermal District Heating in China - An Impressive rise

2011
Utilisation of geothermal resources
Categorisation of geothermal areas
District heating in Reykjavík
Hellisheiði Power Plant and hot water main
Reykjanes power plants
Svartsengi Resource Park
Snow melting in Reykjavík

Knowledge Center


2016

  • Season's Greetings from Verkis Consulting Engineers.
    Happy 2017 from Verkis (PDF)

2016

  • How policy, technology and innovation can foster geothermal district heating development. An Icelandic case study.
    Þorleikur Jóhannesson (Verkís), Carine Chatenay (Verkís), Hildigunnur H. Thorsteinsson (Reykjavík Energy), Ívar Atlason (HS Veitur), Albert Albertsson (HS Veitur) (PDF)

2015

  • Optimisation of intake trashracks
    S. Bjarnason (Verkís), H. Jóhannesson (Landsvirkjun), Hydro conference 2015 (PDF)
  • IDDP-2 Well Head Equipment and Test Setup
    Oskar P. Einarsson (Verkís), Thorleikur Johannesson (Verkís), Albert Albertsson (HS Orka), Geir Thorolfsson (HS Orka), Gudmundur O. Fridleifsson (HS Orka), World Geothermal Congress 2015 (PDF)
  • Common area control system for 6 hydropower plants, 935 MW – The Þjórsá and Tungnaá area in Iceland
    The Þjórsá and Tungnaá area in Iceland, J. Pálmason (Verkís), V. Knútsson (Landsvirkjun), D. V. Loftsson (Landsvirkjun), Hydro conference 2015 (PDF)

2014

  • Geothermal Binary Power Plants
    Preliminary study of low temperature utilization, cost estimates and energy cost (PDF)
  • Hydropower project in artic area – Greenland
    Æ. Jóhannsson (Verkís), S. H. Sigurðsson (Verkís), G. Guðmundsson (ISTAK), Hydro conference 2014 (PDF)
    See more, the Ilulissat hydropower plant in Greenland

2011 

  • Living in volcanic shadow
    An article by D. Hjalmarsdottir published in Crisis Response Journal, volume 7 issue 3
  • Calculation of minimum water flow through a hydropower tunnel required to prevent freezing in permafrost rock near Ilulissat, Greenland, using a transient, three-dimensional heat transfer model
    A paper by O. P. Einarsson, Æ. Jóhannesson and K. M. Sigurjónsson presented at the International hydro power conference in Prague, Czech Republic, October 2011 (PDF)
  • Converting wall roughness to hydraulic roughness in fully turbulent pipe flow: Small-scale experiments and large-scale measurements at the Kárahnjúkar HEP, Iceland
    A paper by K. M. Hákonardóttir, P.R. Pálmason, A. Kasprzyk og K. Filipek, published in The International Journal on Hydropower & Damsional, HYDRO Prague, Czech Republic, 2011 (PDF)
  • Acoustics in an open-plan elementary school
    An Article by H.K. Juliusson published in Forum Acusticum 2011
  • A New Acoustics Classification Standard, and Revised Acoustic Demands in a New Building Code in Iceland
    An Article by S. Gudmundsson published in Forum Acusticum 2011

2010
  • Asymmetric sudden enlargement energy dissipater in Jökulsá Tunnel of the Kárahnjúkar HEP in Iceland
    A paper by Th. S. Leifsson and A. Bauman presented at the International hydro power conference in Lisbon, Portugal, September 2010 (PDF)
  • Geothermal District Heating System in XianYang, Shaanxi, China
    An article by Th Erlingsson, Th Johannesson, E Olafsson and G Axelsson for World Geothermal Congress 2010 Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010
  • A new Icelandic classification standard for acoustic quality
    Lecture by S. Gudmundsson given at BNAM - Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2010, in Bergen, Norway

2009
  • Geothermal Energy as Replacement for Oil and Gas – A Proven Option among the Renewables
    A lecture on Geothermal energy by O. B. Björnsson, Ph.D given at the 5th International Oil and Gas Conference. Sibenik, Croatia, September 29th-October 1, 2009 (PDF)
  • Heat pump enhanced district heating in low-temperature geothermal areas
    A lecture held by O. B. Björnsson, Ph.D on the International Geothermal Days, Slovakia 26th to 29th May 2009. Častá Papiernička Slovakia (PDF)
  • Flood design criteria for Kárahnjúkar dam – a glacially dominated watershed
    A paper by G.G. Tomasson, S.M. Gardarsson, Th.S. Leifsson and B. Stefansson presented at the 33rd IAHR congress in Vancouver, Canada, August 2009 (PDF)
  • The hydraulic roughness of unlined and shotcreted TBM-bored tunnels in volcanic rock: In-situ observations and measurements at Kárahnjúkar Iceland
    An article by K. M. Hákonardóttir, G. G. Tomasson, J Kaelin and B Stefansson, published in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 24, pages 706-715, Volume 2, No. 6. November 2009
  • Reliable power delivery from a powerstation dedicated to a single user.  The Kárahnjúkar Powerstation in Iceland
    A paper by H Th Helgason, A. Benediktsson, K M Sigurjonsson and S I Olafsson presented at the International hydro power conference in Lyon, France, October 2009 (PDF)
  • Filling and Pressurizing of the Headrace Tunnel for the Kárahnjúkar HEP in Iceland
    A paper by J. J. Kaelin, S I Olafsson and Th. S. Leifsson presented at the International hydro power conference in Lyon, France, October 2009 (PDF)

2008
  • Hljómahöllin – A Renovated Hall and a new Music School
    Lecture by H.K. Juliusson, S. Gudmundsson and S. Einarsson given at BNAM - Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2008, in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Auditorium Acoustics a Case Study
    Lecture by H.K. Juliusson given at BNAM - Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2008, in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Acoustic design of the culture house Hof in Akureyri
    Lecture by S. Gudmundsson and S. Einarsson given at BNAM - Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2008, in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • The Iceland sound classification standard for dwellings - Experience and development
    Lecture by S. Gudmundsson given at BNAM - Joint Baltic-Nordic Acoustics Meeting 2008, in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Avalanche protections in Iceland designed by VST consulting engineers ltd.: Experience and examples
    An article H. D. Indriðason, F. Sigurdsson, G. G. Tomasson and K. M Hakonardottir published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Mitigative Measures against Snow Avalanches. Egilsstaðir, Iceland, 2008
  • Snow drift measures as protection against snow avalanches in Iceland
    An article by K. M Hakonardottir, S. Margreth, G. G. Tomasson, H. D. Indridason and S. Thordarson published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Mitigative Measures against Snow Avalanches. Egilsstaðir, Iceland, 2008
  • The design of avalanche protection dams based on new design criteria: Three different case studies
    An article by K. M Hakonardottir, G. G. Tomasson, H. D. Indridason and F. Sigurdsson published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Mitigative Measures against Snow Avalanches. Egilsstaðir, Iceland, 2008

2006
  • Geothermal energy price issues: Selling and pricing - Various ways to sell heat, comparison between methods
    An article by Th Erlingsson, Th Johannesson, C Chatenay and Th S. Olafsson for Xianyang Geothermal Conference 2006 (PDF)
  • The importance of house heating systems applicable for geothermal heat: Guidelines for construction and regulation
    An article by Th Erlingsson, Th Johannesson, C Chatenay and Th S. Olafsson for Xianyang Geothermal Conference 2006 (PDF)
  • Xianyang geothermal heating projects - Sino-Icelandic cooperation projects
    An article by Th Erlingsson, Th Johannesson, C Chatenay and Th S. Olafsson for Xianyang Geothermal Conference 2006
  • Geothermal energy - a sustainable and renewable energy source
    An article by Th Erlingsson, Th Johannesson, C Chatenay and Th S. Olafsson for Xianyang Geothermal Conference 2006

2005
  • Low-temperature geothermal energy - Origin and use in Iceland
    A lecture given by O. B. Bjornsson on LSH congress, Reykjavík, 2005

2004

  • Snow avalanche training dike at Flateyri, Iceland
    An article by P. R. Palmason, F. G. Sigtryggsdottir, F Sigurdsson og G. G. Tomasson. Published in the proceedings of fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geothechnical Engineering, New York, April 2004

2003
  • Meeting the annual heat demand
    An article by Th Johannesson and Th S. Olafsson for The International Geothermal Conference - Reykjavík 2003
  • Estimating short-term capacities of geothermal wells
    An article by Th Johannesson and Th S. Olafsson for The International Geothermal Conference - Reykjavík 2003
  • Multiple integrated applications for low to medium temperature geothermal resources
    O.B. Bjornsson co-author of a article published in Geothermics 32 (2003)

2002

  • Comprehensive Use of Geothermal Energy for Large Sports Complexes 
    An article by Th Erlingsson VST, Th Jóhannesson Fjarhitun, C Chatenay Fjarhitun, E. T. Elíasson Enex published in Proceedings of 2002 Beijing International Geothermal Symposium, October 2002

1990 - 2000 

  • Geothermal District Heating
    O.B. Bjornsson gave a lecture at the District Heating Symposium in Ljubliana Slovenia 1999
  • Space and District Heating
    O.B. Bjornsson Contributor to the book “Geothermal Energy”, Unesco Energy Engineering Series, published by Wiley 1995, in the field of Space and District Heating.  Revision for 2nd edition in 1998/9 (UNITAR/UNDP)
  • Perlan - Compromise between Daylight, Visibility and Thermal Comfort
    O.B. Bjornsson gave a lecture on the design of Perlan on International Cold Climate conference in Reykjavik 1997
  • Design and full-scale tests of anti-waterhammer air vessels in a large transmission pipeline system
    A lecture by O.B. Bjornsson and Th Johannesson, held in Edinburgh 1993