Iceland seeks equipment for four hydro plants totaling 350 MW

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seek bids for electro-mechanical equipment for four hydroelectric projects on the Thjorsa River totaling 350 MW. Bids are due May 15.

Landsvirkjun seeks equipment for 80-MW Budarhals, which has been under construction; 84-MW Hvammur; 54-MW Holt; and 132-MW Urridafoss. Landsvirkjun recently awarded a 1.37 billion kronur (US$19.1 million) contract to VST hf., VGK Honnun hf., and Rafteikning hf. for tender preparation, detail design of civil works, and design review of electro-mechanical works for the latter three projects. (HNN 4/10/08)

The utility said two vertical-shaft turbines and generators are to be installed in each powerhouse, as well as three-phase unit transformers. Generators are to be connected to the transformers by generator circuit breakers and single-phase isolated busbars. From the transformers, high-voltage cables will be installed in ground to the respective substations. Work is to be performed from December 2008-October 2014.

Bid documents may be obtained until 4 p.m. May 14 from the address below. Bids, in English, are due by 4 p.m. May 15.

For information, contact Landsvirkjun, Attn: Petur Petursson, Haaleitisbraut 68, IS-103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:

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