Iceland utility seeks civil work for 700-MW Karahnjukar

Iceland national utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids for finishing civil work at 700-MW Karahnjukar hydroelectric project in Fljotsdalur Valley of eastern Iceland. Bids are due February 12, 2008.

Landsvirkjun began operating the first three units of the project in November, with plans to bring all six units on line by the end of the year. (HNN 11/15/07)

In solicitation KAR-29, Landsvirkjun seeks various finishing work at Karahnjukar Dam, the largest of three dams that form Halslon Reservoir on the Jokulsa a Dal and Jokulsa i Fljotsdal rivers in eastern Iceland.

The contract is to include construction of a tailwater dam in Hafrahvammagljufur Canyon, tunnel portal construction, and road work. The work is to be performed between March and November 2008.

Documents may be obtained until 4 p.m. February 11, 2008. Bids, in English or Icelandic, are due by 11 a.m. February 12, 2008. For information, contact Landsvirkjun, Attn: Petur Petursson, Purchasing Department, Haaleitisbraut 68, IS-103 Reykjavik, Iceland; (354) 5159000; Fax: (354) 5159006; E-mail:; Internet:


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