Iceland utility seeks turbine-generator to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project

Burfell Hydropower Project

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a 100-MW turbine-generator for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. Responses are due July 14.

Landsvirkjun took bids in April to provide engineering consulting for the Burfell expansion. It 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 invites pre-qualification to design, manufacture, install and commission the generating unit and related equipment. Construction of the expansion is to begin in the first half of 2016 with electricity production to begin in April 2018.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained until July 13 from the Landsvirkjun Internet site,

Responses are due by noon July 14. For information, contact Bjarni Jakob Gislason, Landsvirkjun, Haaleitisbraut 68, 103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:

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