21/2/2023 : Kári Steinar went with a rescue team to Turkey

Kári Steinar Tyrkland

Kári Steinar Karlsson, civil engineer at Verkís, is one of the eleven Icelanders that went to the disaster area in Turkey last night, but ten thousand people have been found dead in the ruins after the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. 


21/2/2023 : Carine and Óskar write about the direct use of geothermal energy

Salt factory

Article by Carine Chatenay, business manager at the Energy and Industry Division and Óskar Pétur Einarsson, mechanical engineer at the Energy and Industry Division, Direct use of geothermal – there is more to geothermal than just power, was published in the magazine Open Access Government last October.


10/1/2023 : Verkís coordinates a 9M EUR EU funded innovation project in energy transition

An energy transition project, WHISPER, has been granted 9,2 million EUR in funding from Horizon Europe for a 4-year innovation project. The goal of the project is to develop a solution that can significantly reduce emissions from the long-distance maritime industry, which is responsible for around 2.5% of the world‘s total CO2 emissions. WHISPER aims to demonstrate around 30% fuel savings on a retrofit bulk carrier and more than 15% on a retrofit containership


5/1/2023 : Work has started on the expansion of Svartsengi Power Plant


HS Orka has started work on the expansion of the power plant in Svartsengi. Verkís takes care of all the design for the expansion, i.a. design of the building structures and house systems of the power station and control building, design of the power plant's mechanical, electrical and control equipment, as well as advice on the purchase of other associated systems and equipment.