Fossárvirkjun is in Engidalur, leading from Skutulsfjörður, in the Westfjords.

It was first commissioned in 1937. At that time the drop was 302 metres and the energy production was 3.5 gigawatt hours per year.

The power plant uses water from Fossavatn, which is about 350 metres above sea level.

Verkís participated in the renovation of the previous power plant between 2011 and 2015. A new station building was built, new mechanical and electrical equipment was purchased, and the inlet pipe was renewed. The power plant was commissioned in 2015.

Verkís worked on, among other things, preliminary design, feasibility study, flow and energy calculations, tender documents for machines and pressure pipe renewal, managed electricity and control equipment, and assisted the buyer during the design period. Verkís also prepared a land-use plan for the renewal of the power plant.

Technical information


Engidalur, Westfjords


1.2 megawatts

Project period:

2011 – 2015


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