GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

The process involved in the planning and preparation of a geothermal project is considerably lengthier than for power projects with conventional sources of energy. 

Verkís has a long and solid record of successful project planning for geothermal power plants and district heating from the early stage of project development. Our strength lies in thorough and all-encompassing understanding of the science and technology involved in geothermal projects, having for decades provided consulting services to geothermal investors and developers, operators and financial organizations.

Verkís geothermal power portfolio encompasses projects from high temperature fields with direct steam plants (dry steam and flash), to low temperature fields utilizing binary cycles or Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), together with combined heat and power projects. We have participated in all geothermal power projects in Iceland since the onset of modern day geothermal utilization and have more recently been able to transfer our knowledge and know-how to other parts of the world such as Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Due to the complexity involved, geothermal development projects encompass various competence fields, including: the geosciences and electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, together with project management to name only the most general fields. Verkís Consulting Engineers will bring value to your projects by providing the in-depth expertise required for all fields involved, in particular the above ground components of a geothermal power project, namely: wells, steam-fields, gathering systems, power plants and grid connections.

Contact: Carine Chatenay

Services

  • Project Management
  • Feasibility studies, bankable feasibility reports
  • Conceptual design
  • Environmental impacts studies
  • Detail design
  • Tender and contract preparation and assistance
  • Construction supervision and reviews 
  • Operations/maintenance
  • Commissioning and start-up
  • Training, transfer of knowledge