Theistareykir Geothermal power plant commissioned
The 90 MW Theistareykir geothermal power plant was commissioned today. The plant is the third geothermal plant of Iceland’s Landsvirkjun. The plant's 1st phase commissioned today is 45 MW and the 2nd phase of another 45 MW will be on-line in April 2018. Today’s ceremony was attended by high ranking government and municipal officials as well as Landsvirkjun and contractor staff.
Mannvit played an important role in the project development on behalf of Landsvirkjun. Mannvit prepared project design reports, designed wells, oversaw technical supervision of the drilling of the current wells and evaluated the size of the geothermal area. Mannvit also carried out project design for high voltage lines and substations, as well as evaluating the environmental impact (EIA) and performing a joint EIA of high voltage lines and power plants in the area. Mannvit, in collaboration with Verkis, handled the overall design of the power station and preparation of tender documents. Tark-architects and Landslag-landscape architects were also a part of the main contractor group. The turbine, generator and cold-end are produced and installed by Fuji Electric and Balcke-Durr.