Iceland utility seeks engineering to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project

Burfell Hydropower Project

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids to provide engineering consulting for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. Bids are due April 28.

Landsvirkjun awarded a contract in 2013 to Efacec Energia of Portugal to supply generator step-up transformers for refurbishment of Burfell, which supplies one-third of the power for Iceland's national grid. It awarded a contract in 1998 to ABB Asea Brown Boveri AB of Sweden to refurbish electrical equipment at the project. The utility took bids in 2003 for the Nordlingaalda River Diversion to divert additional water through Burfell and five other hydroelectric projects.

Landsvirkjun now seeks bids for consultancy services for the construction of a proposed expansion of Burfell by 100 MW with the addition of a single generating unit. Work would be performed from early 2016 through December 2018.

Work is to include tender design, preparation of tender documents for construction, assistance during tendering, final design of all structures, design review, assistance during construction and preparation of time and cost estimates.

Tender documents may be obtained until 4 p.m. April 27 from the address below. Bids are due by noon April 28. For information, contact Bjarni Jakob Gislason, Landsvirkjun, Haaleitisbraut 68, 103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:

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