Landsvirkjun has successfully erected its first wind turbine. This turbine is the first of the two wind turbines to be set up in the Búrfell area, as part of Landsvirkjun’s research and development project on the advantages of wind power in Iceland. Construction work on the second turbine is underway.
The wind turbines each have a 900 kW capacity and together their generating capacity could be up to 5.4 GWh per year. The masts will reach a height of 55 metres and each spade will measure 22 metres in length. When the spades are at their highest position, the unit will achieve a height of 77 metres. The wind turbines are produced by the German company Enercon, who specialise in ‘inland’ wind turbines. Enercon will carry out and complete any necessary tests for the project in January, with a view to handing over the project to Landvirkjun by the end of January, ready for operation.