Iceland’s National Power Company, Landsvirkjun, has announced to seek proposals for the construction of a geothermal power plant of up to 90 MW in capacity for its geothermal power project Theistareykir in the North of Iceland.
The offer is sought for a set up of 45 MW units and related equipment with a possible extension for up to 90 MW. The request for proposals will be published in the next couple days.
Corresponding with the company’s mission on the development of renewable power generation, Landsvirkjun plans geothermal power development in the Northeast of Iceland, with the Theistareykir project now being a priority. Since early exploration drilling was conducted in 2002, extensive work has been done to explore the site’s development potential. All preparation for the project are based on the environmental impact analysis of October 2010.
The technical requirements are now being prepared for the tender.
Steam output of wells drilled, corresponds with an output capacity of 50 MW.
Additional power supply for the Northeast of Iceland is expected to be the basis for further industrial development and attracting power customers to the region. Landsvirkjun forecasts an increase in power demand in this region.
In the past year, the company worked on infrastructure elements for the project, such as preparing roads and power connection on site.
Landsvirkjun is also preparing additional tenders for civil works, such as earth work and laying of pipes.
Source: Landsvirkjun announcement (in Icelandic)