Friday, March 24, 2017

Iceland: British Company to Supply 5 MW Modular Geothermal Wellhead Power Plant

GEG wins contract to supply geothermal power plant in Iceland (News Release)

Green Energy Geothermal (GEG), the world’s first provider of turn-key flash type modular geothermal wellhead power plants, has been awarded a contract to supply and build a 5 MW turbine-generator package for the Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant in the Northeast of Iceland.

GEG was awarded the contract by Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland to design, manufacture and supply a replacement back-pressure turbine and generator, which will be delivered, installed and commissioned on site.

The Bjarnarflag plant is located in proximity to the Krafla geothermal field in the Northeast of Iceland, and has been an important contributor to the regional economy since 1969, satisfying not only local energy demand but also hot water for local heating supply and to the nature baths at Lake Myvatn via excess water from the plant. However, faced with an increasing deterioration of power output from the original plant’s turbine, Landsvirkjun issued a tender for the renewal of the plant in 2016, with GEG’s solution coming out on top.