A cooperative project on energy transition and energy-related innovation.
A cooperative project on energy transition and energy-related innovation.
The CDP has recognised Landsvirkjun as a leading company in the worldwide battle against climate change, earning a grade of A- on their Climate list. CDP is a non-profit organisation, that runs the global disclosure system, gathering and distributing information and advising on continuous improvement on environmental issues.
Economic conditions continue to affect operations but net debt continues to decrease.
The aluminium and data center industries in Iceland enjoy competitive electricity prices that do not negatively impact the energy-intensive industries’ competitiveness in general. These were the main conclusions of the report compiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI at the request of the Ministry of Industries and Innovation in Iceland. Landsvirkjun’s CEO, Hörður Arnarson said “this confirms what we already firmly believe, that we offer green energy at competitive prices. We are pleased that this has now been confirmed by an independent expert.”
Tinna Traustadóttir and Ríkarður S. Ríkarðsson have been appointed as the Executive Vice Presidents of the new Sales and Customer Service and Business Development and Innovation. The Marketing and Business Development Division will no longer exist.
Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, and the Port of Rotterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU”) to perform a pre-feasibility study of exporting green hydrogen from Iceland to Rotterdam. According to the MOU, the parties also agree to the exchange of knowledge, with the aim of exploring new opportunities of cooperation related to hydrogen.
Among the first companies globally to adopt a new approach to finance green assets.
Landsvirkjun’s results for the first half of the year reflect the difficult economic conditions throughout the world.
Hörður Arnarson, CEO, Landsvirkjun, explains how the power company's ongoing innovation allows it to maximize the sustainable harvest of natural resources and add value to the economy in an interview with Country Reports in partnership with Newsweek.
" The current economic situation has shown us that supporting innovation and improving the utilisation of natural resources in Iceland is more important than ever" says Kristín Linda Árnadóttir, Deputy CEO of Landsvirkjun.
Landsvirkjun, Norðurorka (Utility Company), Húsavík Energy and SSNE have signed a new contract to continue their cooperation on the EIMUR innovation project which was formally established in 2017.
Landsvirkjun has started the process of developing a hydrogen production facility at Ljósifoss Hydropower Station.
Acceptable first quarter results under challenging external conditions.
At Landsvirkjun‘s board meeting, on April 20, 2020, the board of directors agreed on a new dividend policy for the company.
Landsvirkjun has exercised an issuer call option to redeem a bond on 28 October 2020 of the amount of USD 50,000,000.
Landsvirkjun’s contribution to reigniting the economy.
Jónas Þór Guðmundsson re-elected chairman of the board.
Landsvirkjun and MýSilica join forces to support innovation and development in the Mývatn area.
The offering was very well received, with an order book which was multiple times oversubscribed.
The credit rating provider Standard & Poor’s (S&P) announced an increase in the Landsvirkjun credit rating yesterday, with the rating in regard to long-term liabilities in foreign currencies rising from A+ to AA-.
The company IceGrid hf. formally commenced operation at the turn of the year. The owners of the new enterprise are Landsvirkjun, Iceland State Electricity and the Westfjord Power Company.
At a conference held yesterday by Supporters of Striking the Balance, the Icelandic "Weights that Tip the Scale" award was presented for the second time, honouring contributions that support the balancing of work and private life in both words and deeds.
A major stage in the introduction of quality management was achieved by Landsvirkjun at the beginning of November, when the Energy Division in its entirety received certification according to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
On 12 November, 2004, Landsvirkjun signed a loan contract amounting to EUR 50 million (some 4.3 billion ISK) with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg.
In the first six months of 2004, Landsvirkjun operations showed a loss of ISK 645 million, while the same period last year had presented a profit of ISK 1,480 million.
Thousands of Icelandic and foreign guests are familiar with the Landsvirkjun power plants after visiting them in recent years. During the summer, we invite guests to open-house days, exhibitions, and artistic events at our stations throughout the country.
After thorough work of the negotiating committee commissioned by Landsvirkjun and the united district of Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur, agreement has been reached on a plan for the Norðlingaalda Diversion.
The Landsvirkjun Scholarships were presented for the first time today. These scholarships are intended to support postgraduates at the master’s and doctoral levels who are working on their final dissertations. It is anticipated that Landsvirkjun will present its scholarships annually in the future.
The Minister for the Environment has issued a ruling on the assessment of environmental impact of hydropower plants in the lower Þjórsá river. Construction of the power plants at Núpur and Urriðafoss was accepted, subject to conditions presented in the ruling by the National Planning Agency. The Minister for the Environment added a number of conditions in her ruling.
The first contract on electricity transmission which has been completed within the new business environment in Iceland's electrical affairs was signed today. The agreement is between the Transmission Division of Landsvirkjun, on the one hand, and Suðurnes Regional Heating and Reykjavík Energy on the other.
In 2003 Landvirkjun’s operation achieved a profit of ISK 1,551 m, and net cash provided by operating activities amounted to ISK 5,601 m. At the end of the year, the company’s total assets were ISK 134.5 billion and the equity ratio was 30.6%.
The National Planning Agency has ruled on the environmental impact of Bjarnarflag Power Plant and Bjarnarflag Line 1, in the district of Skútustaðahreppur. Involved are an electric power station of up to 90 MW and a high-voltage line of 132 kV. The project is accepted subject to conditions.
Today, Thursday 22nd January 2004, in a verdict of the Icelandic Supreme Court, The National Power Company (Landsvirkjun) and the Icelandic State were acquitted of all claims of Icelandic Nature Conservation Association (INCA) an three other plaintiffs regarding the legitimacy of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure of the Kárahnjúkar Power Plant.
An article by freelance journalist Susan De Muth containing sweeping criticism of the Kárahnjúkar project and Icelandic society in general published on November 29th in the Guardian Weekend supplement of English newspaper The Guardian, has provoked a strong reaction in Iceland.
Landsvirkjun and VA TECH Escher Wyss GmbH signed a Contract Agreement for Contract KAR-30 Electomechanical Equipment, today.
A District Court has ruled on behalf of Landsvirkjun and the Icelandic State in the case brought by the Nature Conservation Society of Iceland and others, demanding that the Ruling by the Minister for the Environment on Kárahnjúkar Power Plant be declared invalid.
Hydrogen and renewable energy. Conference in Reykjavík 24-25th of April. How will hydrogen be available to the public in the near future?
Landsvirkjun’s annual consultation meeting was held today with Kárahnjúkar Power Plant as its central topic. Various aspects of the construction project were presented and prospective work was shown in three-dimensional graphics.
Mr Fridrik Sophusson, Managing Director of Landsvirkjun, and Mr Gianni Porta, Project Manager at Impregilo, today signed contracts on the construction of the Kárahnjúkar dam and headrace tunnel. The contracts amount to about ISK 38 billion excluding VAT and have been signed in the wake of the confirmation of a power contract between Landsvirkjun and Alcoa last Sunday.