Article - 09/08/2018

Búrfell II Hydroplant Commissioned

Burfellstod II, Landsvirkjun‘s 18th power plant, was commissioned today in a ceremony inside the plant's powerhouse. The President of Iceland Mr. Gudni Th. Johannesson laid the cornerstone and Mr. Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance- and Commerce commissioned the plant. Mannvit was responsible for the construction supervision of this enlargement since construction began in 2016. Installed capacity is one 100 MW turbine located underground to minimize its visual impact. The power station is owned and operated by Landsvirkjun. The entire project cost is roughly 17 billion ISK (~US$158 million).

Mannvit’s role in the project was twofold. First, monitoring of earthworks, i.e. digging for a headrace canal, intake installation, pressure shaft, cable shaft, powerhouse vault, adjacent valves, access and connecting tunnel, tailrace tunnel and tailrace canal, as well as constructing a bridge and roads in the construction area. Second, the project involved monitoring construction work, i.e. the construction of the powerhouse, as well as the casting of the intake housing, transformer housing and access construct. In addition to this, Mannvit was responsible for monitoring security, health and environmental issues, as well as providing health services on site.

Photo: Landsvirkjun