Burfell Extension Project is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Thjorsa river/basin in South, Iceland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Landsvirkjun hf.

The net head of the project is 119m. The project generated 300 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 100MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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About Landsvirkjun hf

Landsvirkjun hf (Landsvirkjun) is a state-owned energy utility that conducts the generation and transmission of electricity in Iceland. It generates electricity through renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, and wind. The company through its subsidiaries offers telecommunications services and undertakes the sales of technical and operational advisory services to third parties and manages general research work, which oversees research and projects for the company and its related companies. The company operates electricity transmission and system management through Landsnet hf that offers services to retail sales companies and industrial users. Landsvirkjun is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.