Water supply systems

Norðlingaholt pumping station

Norðlingaholt - Reykjavík - Iceland

  • Daelustod-Nordlingaholti

Verkís services was design, supervision, preliminary work, primary design, detail design, tender documents, structural design, piping systems, ventilation and mechanical equipment.

 Sizes: 128 m2 building
 Project time:  2005 - 2006

Project overview:
Reykjavík Energy owns and runs the pumping station which has been in use since 2006. Other consultants involved in this project were Tark (architects) and Rafhönnun (electrical and control systems) and Hnit (surpervision of construction).

The Norðlingaholt pumping station was built in 2005-2006. It distributes hot water to the Norðlingaholt district in Reykjavík. The station comprises a pump room, an electrical sub-station and facilities for the staff. The building is also equipped with a crane. Two pumps transfer return water from the Norðlingaholt district to the Suðuræð hot water main. The pumping station has room for one additional pump in prevision of future development of the district heating system resulting in lower pressure in the Suðuræð hot water main.

The pumping station has also been designed to admit return water from the Selás district located nearby. The pumps can transfer up to 120 m3/hr of water to the Suðuræð hot water main. The pumping station in Norðlingaholt was, after the Vatnsendi pumping station, the second Reykjavik Energy pumping station to pump return water into the Suðuræð water main. With this, hot water in the Suðuræð water main cools down from approximately 85°C to 80°C before it is distributed to the users.