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January 10, 2022

Vatnsfell, Iceland

By Carmen

Vatnsfell is a 90MW hydro power project. It is located on Thjorsa and Tungnaa river/basin in South, Iceland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 90 90 Active South, Iceland

Description

The project is currently owned by Landsvirkjun hf.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 3.2 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 65m. The project generated 490 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 45MW nameplate capacity.

Clemessy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

Methodology

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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