HS Orka commences 22MW expansion at Svartsengi Plant

HS Orka has broken ground on the 22 MW expansion of its Svartsengi Power plant. The new power plant expansion allows the company to decommission older less efficient turbines and to replace them with a single and more efficient unit. By diverting steam from older units, power production will be more efficient, lowering both maintenance and production cost. The project will also allow for further optimisation of resources in Svartsengi in the future. With all necessary permits obtained, HS Orka’s deputy CEO, Albert Albertsson operated the excavator along with the contractors for the groundbreaking. Albert is the concept creator of the Resource Park and a pioneer in the ideology of turning waste into value in the geothermal industry. He has been instrumental in the build-up of all phases of the Svartsengi plant. As the expansion evolves around better utilisation of the energy resource in Svartsengi, it’s fitting that he will have the honour of breaking ground on this latest expansion.
Svartsengi 7 will increase the current production capacity by 22 MWe bringing the total capacity to 85 MWe.

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