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January 5, 2022

Burfell Extension Project, Iceland

By Carmen

Burfell Extension Project is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Thjorsa river/basin in South, Iceland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active South, Iceland Landsvirkjun hf


The project is developed and owned by Landsvirkjun hf.

The net head of the project is 119m. The project generated 300 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $110m.

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.

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. It 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.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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