Switchgear and substations

Þeistareykir Substation

Northeast Iceland

Verkís was responsible for tender design of electrical equipment, design supervision and assistance during construction time. 

Sizes: 220 kV
Project time: 2016 - 2018 

Project overview:
The substation was built alongside the Theistareykir geothermal power plant. The installed power at the Theistareykir plant is 90 MW, introduced in two 45 MW stages. The first stage of the power plant went into operation in November 2017 and the second stage in April 2018. The substation was commissioned in November 2017. 

Þeistareykir power plant followed schedule from the onset. The detailed design of the Theistareykir plant and Tender preparation for the various work, equipment and system packages commenced at the end of 2011. Verkís and Mannvit were the technical consultants for the Owner, Icelandic Power Company Landsvirkjun, in addition to architects TARK and landscape designers Landslag. Plant design took aim of plant economy, responsible utilisation of the resource and harmony with the surrounding nature of Theistareykir.

The Verkís and Mannvit consultancy team were responsible for i.a. all plant equipment, electrical installations, control systems, buildings, structures and the steam supply system. The team was furthermore engaged in the supervision of electrical and mechanical installation works during the plant's construction phase, as well as supervising work on the control systems and landscaping. Assistance during the testing and commissioning phase was also conducted by Verkís and Mannvit.