In March 2017, GEG was awarded a contract to design, manufacture and supply a replacement back-pressure turbine and generator for the Bjarnarflag geothermal power plant of Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun in Iceland. The plant has been in operation since 1969 and is now being updated.
While the old plant has seen a decrease in production, it has been a reliable and important source of power for the Myvatn region in the North of Iceland.
Construction work is now underway, with sufficient arrangements to make sure there is no interference with related activities in the area, which particularly concerns the operation of the local heating plant and the supply of water to the geothermal spa operation at Myvatn.
“GEG is proud to be working on this project and we are now working together with Landsvirkjun to bring this historic plant back to its full production potential with our equipment.”, says Sigurdur Kristinsson, Project Manager of GEG in Iceland.
There is no decision yet on what will happen to the old hardware of the plant, which was built in 1934 representing a significant piece of history. For the beginning it will be stored in Landsvirkjun’s facilities on site, but there are plans to use it as a showcase of the first geothermal power plant in Iceland.
Details on the project: http://www.geg.co.uk/geg-wins-contract-to-supply-geothermal-power-plant-iceland/